2005/10/4, Maciej W. Rozycki <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, Franck wrote:
> > This patch adds support for both 4ksc and 4ksd cpus. These cpu are
> > mainly used in embedded system such as smartcard or point of sell
> > devices as they provide some extra security features.
> Please send patches inline.
I can see it inlined...what email viewer are you using ?
> Apart from the change to "arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c", which is useful,
> what's the benefit of the changes? Specifically how is selecting e.g.
> "CPU_4KSC" meant to be different from "CPU_MIPS32_R2"? Do you want to
> make GCC tune your code according to a specific's CPU pipeline
> description? If so, then it should probably be done a bit differently and
> there is actually no need to differentiate between specific members of the
> 4K family.
True, but we may have some differences in future. For example, they
both implements smart mips instructions. See options passed to GCC in
mips Makefile, they're different from CPU_MIPS32_R2 ones. They also
have a couple of instructions very useful for cryptographic
algorithms. And have some extra bits in TLB to protect pages from
being execute for example. These are the main differences that I can
remember. Big fat warning: I sent all support I have done for these
cpu, _not_ more, _not_ less. I agree it's almost nothing but it's a
> > Signed-off-by: Franck <email@example.com>
Ok I'll change it.