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Re: Almost got 2.1.14.2 to a patchable stage...

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Subject: Re: Almost got 2.1.14.2 to a patchable stage...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@Julia.DE>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 13:05:09 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <639.199704111759@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk> from "Dom Sweetman" at Apr 11, 97 06:59:27 pm
Hi,

> It's time for MIPS theology!

Deus me absolvat ;-)

> I'd have said this makes miniRISC and R3900 about MIPS one-and-a-third.

Funny; I saw them advertised as MIPS ISA 2.0.

> > And I think the MIPS II extensions are interesting.
> 
> You're entitled to your opinion there... I though they were kind of
> cute myself, particularly the semaphores.

Exactly.  The LinuxThreads add-on which is considered to be standard
part of Linux glibc implementations uses ll/sc.  I didn't even care about
the MIPS I stuff.

  Ralf

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