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Re: MIPS64

To: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <brad@ltc.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS64
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 00:28:31 +0200
Cc: linux@engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <012601beeceb$6a4d19a0$b8119526@ltc.com>; from Bradley D. LaRonde on Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 06:12:25PM -0400
References: <19990822141504.A15701@uni-koblenz.de> <00ee01beece1$18b16bf0$b8119526@ltc.com> <19990822231747.D16497@uni-koblenz.de> <012601beeceb$6a4d19a0$b8119526@ltc.com>
On Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 06:12:25PM -0400, Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:

> > > 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.
> >
> > Note that it's not compeltly impossible, just unattractive to make a
> > generic kernel.  So if necessary we can do it.
> 
> I'm also thinking that platform-specifc kernels will be smaller and
> potentially faster (less indirection), which is especially important on
> platforms like the Clio and Cassiopea.

For many systems we cannot drop all indirections.  For example the Indy
shipped with a large number of CPU options, each of which we have an
optimized routine for.

  Ralf

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