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Re: [PATCH 2.6] vr41xx: update system type

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6] vr41xx: update system type
From: Yoichi Yuasa <yuasa@hh.iij4u.or.jp>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:19:31 +0900
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Hi,

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:15:58 -0400
Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> wrote:

> I assume you did consider the compatibility issues arrising from such
> a change ...
> 
> Was contemplating if some sort of structured system name such as
> vr41xx/workpad would make sense for SOCs.  A software installer could
> use a pattern like vr41xx/* to match all VR41xx systems avoiding the
> need to add all system names to an installer which I believe Debian
> does.  Such a naming scheme would be useful for any family of very
> similar machines, especially SOCs such as the RM9000 family or the
> Sibyte family.

We had never distinguished the one from the system based on
the NEC VR4100 series. I think that this change does not give the impact
to the installer and other software. 

Yoichi



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