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Re: MIPS64

To: "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>, <linux@engr.sgi.com>, <linux-mips@fnet.fr>, <linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Re: MIPS64
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <brad@ltc.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 16:58:33 -0400
References: <19990822141504.A15701@uni-koblenz.de>
> In particular the machine abstraction layer needs some overhaul.
> Basically the attempt of doing generic kernels for MIPS is dead by now.
> Given the number of different firmware implementations and memory layouts
> makes it impossible to build a single generic kernel image that fits
> more than a few machines.  In fact so far the only combo that was working
> at all was Magnum 4000 / PICA / RM200C.  So I'm wiping out all that code
> which makes things look significantly nicer.

Good news.  I think this is a good move, especially if a flood of new ports
to new device starts pouring in from our project (LinuxCE).  There are
already three new platoforms and two new processors on the drawing board
now.

Regards,
Brad

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