Mycroft on Raspberry Pi Zero: Picroft Not supported why?


#1

I would like to know why is Picroft Not supported on Raspberry Pi Zero ? can any one help me ?


#2

My guess is the smaller memmory that makes it difficult to run mycroft.
The Pi Zeros only has 512 Mb ram while the “normal” Pi’s hs 1024 Bm ram.


#3

Thanks for your help


#4

512M of memory is actually enough to run MyCroft. It has to do with CPU load.

On a Pi2 the cpu load is always above 0.6 when waiting for a command. This means that more than 60% of the time there is work for 1 core (on a Cortex A7). The poor old single armv6zk core on a Pi Zero just won’t do an adequate job of keeping up.

Note that the Pi3 model A+ can easily handle the load, and MyCroft will fit in it’s 512M ram.


#5

thank you for your great answer :smiley: