[erlang-questions] Erlang on ARM9?

Daniel Goertzen <>
Mon Sep 19 15:12:02 CEST 2011


I think that is cortex only, not ARM9 (correct me if I'm wrong).

I've built a working Erlang for a cortex-a8 before using vanilla sources; no
special port was required.  I only tested it very briefly, but it seemed to
work well.  I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't also work on an
ARM9.  I built it from a Gentoo stage3 chroot on the target platform.
 Browsing the gentoo mirrors, I see that stage3 tarballs are available for
armv4, v5 (ARM926), v6, and v7(cortex).

I have also run Erlang on a 100MHz x86.  It was quite slow to start, but
once up and running it was fine.  I suspect the slowness was due more to
filesystem and io problems than Erlang itself.  Just wanted to give this
datapoint because I know ARM9 devices operate in the low 100's of MHz.

Cheers,
Dan.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:17 AM, Banibrata Dutta
<>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Guy Wiener <> wrote:
>
>> I am checking an option to use Erlang to control a Linux-based device (a
>> programmable helicopter).  Is there an efficient port of Erlang that works
>> on top of an ARM9 processor?
>>
>
> Here's a part answer.
> http://www.erlang-embedded.com/
>
>
>>   If so, the usage scenario will be many processes running on a single
>> node, with frequent message-passing, some access to binary files, and no
>> shared data (no ETS, DETS or Mnesia).  Is this scenario likely to perform
>> well on an embedded Erlang?
>>
>>
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