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Re: [PATCH] Add support for 4KS cpu.

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add support for 4KS cpu.
From: Franck <vagabon.xyz@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 09:00:30 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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2005/10/4, Kevin D. Kissell <kevink@mips.com>:
> They also have some physical security and cryptography accelleration
> features, some of which use extended CPU state that would
> require some kernel context management support if anyone wanted
> to actually use them in Linux applications. The real point of
> having a CPU_4KSC config flag would be to enable building-in
> such support.
>

what is extended CPU state that you're talking about ?

> I'm being a teeny bit vague about this, because I'm not 100%
> certain that all the details of "SmartMIPS" have been published.
>

hmm, does that mean that smart mips extension couldn't be supported in
Linux in case that this extension have not been published ?

Thanks
--
               Franck

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