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Re: Build failure for R3000 DECstation

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Build failure for R3000 DECstation
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 14:41:13 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001116022710.E6979@bacchus.dhis.org>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> I'm still not completly happy - it's a somewhat hackish solution.  I'm
> thinking about a special file which can be mmaped into the process address
> space and contains processor specific optimized code.  This also has other
> uses.  One that comes to my mind are trampolines.  Right now we have to
> make a syscall to flush the cache.  But on the RM7000 some cacheflush
> operations are available in userspace.  I'm sure we can come up with more
> uses.

 I don't actually think this is needed.  All I worry about are inline
functions.  They must be fast and work on anything equal or better then
the host they were built for.  Normal functions are not a problem -- they
may be converted to wrappers that call various backends indirectly.

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