[erlang-questions] Erlang on ARM9?
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.
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:17 AM, Banibrata Dutta
> 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.
>> 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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