Ed W wrote:
> Can you educate the ignorant on what kind of problems I might be
> about to run into if I'm using a geode for my next project (Alix)?
I have great experience from using ALIX boards in various projects,
and I also know them well hardware-wise from work in the coreboot
I think they're really good value for money, and they can be set up
in cute little boxes.
The Geode is really a non-PCI architecture, which uses some tricks in
order to implement a PCI bus. It's PCI compliant, but some functions
are virtualized using system management mode. This means that you may
not be able to rely on very precise timing in the system, if you're
planning on running a RTOS.
Other than that there's not much. They work well for me. There's also
a blog or two with some posts about adding various little board bits
into a Gentoo system.
(There are more articles. See http://www.twam.info/tag/alix3d3)