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Re: [PATCH]: R52x0 -> RM52xx

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: R52x0 -> RM52xx
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@mips.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 15:19:58 +0000
Cc: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Ralf Baechle (ralf@linux-mips.org) writes:

> > Attached is a minor cosmetic patch for 2.6 that just changes menuconfig to 
> > show the RM52xx CPU by the name it's known by on Systems that use it 
> > (Cobalt (RM5231), O2 RM5200).
> > 
> > It's a really minor thing, but afaict, it doesn't look to be incorrect.
> 
> The CPU core is originally a QED (today PMC-Sierra) core but there are
> licenses are selling it too such as IDT.  I'm not sure if all of them
> are using the RM prefix or not but I usually stick to whatever the
> original name was.

FWIW (not much) there was an RM5230, RM5260, RM5231 and RM5261 -
pretty much the same from a software point of view (the '3' and '6'
stand for the external bus width 32- vs 64-bit).  There was an RM5270,
too, to which you could bolt an external L2 cache.  So RM52xx is
really quite a good name...


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