[erlang-questions] Minimal erlang kenel/compiler

Tiemen Meerman tiemen.meerman@REDACTED
Wed Sep 15 14:54:34 CEST 2010


I have just started a similar research project, although my aim was to  
run Erlang *without* an underlying OS on the NetLogic XLR/XLP  
processor. I have the feeling the questions to be answered are not  
completely dissimilar to your project.

I think the main areas of interest are making sure the scheduler and I/ 
O runs happily (requires either thread support or poll+select  
support). Any other implementation details depend on your  
architecture: filesystem availability, how you want to segment your  
multicore processor: 1 VM per chip, many VMs per chip, will a  
networking stack be available, etc.

There are some other UNIX / Windows dependencies, but they are very  
much localized.


On 15 Sep 2010, at 13:26, Xavier Guérin wrote:

> Hi list,
> I would like to be able to execute basic parallel erlang application  
> on my home-made OS, designed for multicore embedded architectures. I  
> tried to look around for minimal erlang configurations / embedded  
> erlang / (put your own adjective here) erlang, without success. I  
> also looked into the sources, and I could not get anything out of  
> this investigation.
> Could anyone tell me how to configure such a minimal setting and how  
> to port erlang to another OS ?
> Thank you for your help,
> Xavier
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