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Re: Adding(?) XI support to MIPS-Linux?

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <KevinK@paralogos.com>
Subject: Re: Adding(?) XI support to MIPS-Linux?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:06:01 +0100
Cc: Brian Foster <brian.foster@innova-card.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Andrew Dyer <adyer@righthandtech.com>
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On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 09:32:59PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> That is correct, though there has long been interest in having XI/RI as an 
> option
> for non-SmartMIPS cores and I would not be surprised if sooner or later it
> became more generally available.

Cavium has it in their 64-bit core.  I haven't verified this in the docs
but apparently it is meant to be compatible with the old SmartMIPS ASE
for MIPS32.

  Ralf

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