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Re: CVS linux

To: Dominic Sweetman <>
Subject: Re: CVS linux
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 18:47:21 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Dominic Sweetman wrote:

> The length of the burst is encoded in the bus command sent out by the
> R4000 at the beginning of a read or write cycle.  For the system to
> work, the memory controller has to be able to do the right thing for
> both of the lengths which might happen...
> This is true: for L2-equipped chips I assume you can't see the
> difference between I- and D-.

 Ah sure -- now I see where a fault in my consideration is.  While
thinking of SC chips, I forgot of the existence of PC ones -- certainly if
the Magnum used a PC configuration, its chipset could easily observe a
change of a p-cache line size.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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