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I'd be really interested into a porting guide to embedded devices as well. The main issue I had with my platform (ARM9, 256KB of available RAM, couple MB of flash) is with memory. The GC doesn't naturally "think" in terms of how much memory is there left. I guess I'm far from being the first one to hack it, and some people probably did a much better job than mine; it's a shame that this work isn't shared, e.g. on the wiki, and I hope someone will be able to write a lua gem about it.

Having some statistical informations about typical memory usage would be great as well: is it worth implementing special tricks to speed up allocation and/or limit fragmentation on the sometimes naive memory allocators one gets on embedded platforms? Are there some known ways to do this?