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Re: Status RM200

To: Karsten Merker <>
Subject: Re: Status RM200
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:25:50 +1100
In-reply-to: <>; from on Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 07:18:10AM +0100
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On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 07:18:10AM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:

> > > How can the RM200 port be wrong endianess - The RM200 is bi-endian
> > > thus any endianess would be ok (As long as the port does not assume
> > > a specific endianess except the prom stuff).
> Unfortunately the firmware functions are different between little- and
> big-endian firmware and there are quite some parts in the RM200 support
> which currently do not work (and some even do not compile) on a big-endian
> machine due to missing (correct) definitions. Another problem regarding 
> the big endian firmware is that nobody seems to have documentation about
> it, not even a function vector table.

As I understand the big endian firmware is just yet another ARC firmware
implementation with some support for old MIPS firmware style vector tables.


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