PMC Yosemite

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General information

The PMC-Sierra Yosemite reference board has the Rm9000x2 processor. The Yosemite board has the Titan SoC which supports Dual core Rm9000x2, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI and Hypertransport.

Detailed Description

PMC-Sierra Yosemite Board Configuration:

Dual core Rm9000x2 operating at 1.0 Ghz

Upto 1 GB of DDR memory

Three onboard Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

Hypertransport interface that supports upto 500 MHz Link Frequency. Currently, this interface is compatible with the Alliance Sipacket/Natasha HT-PCIX bridge and the PLX HT-PCIX bridge

Two PCI busses and four PCI slots

Two external and two native UARTS (16550 compatible)


This board is supported in Linux 2.6 and 2.4.

Architecture Issues

The Titan Revision 1.0 and 1.1 support the three state MEI protocol. As a result of which SMP Linux can only be supported with a hack to the Linux MM to disable page sharing. The newer revision of the chip (1.2) has this fixed and supports the five state MOESI protocol

The Titan 1.0 and 1.1 MAC subsystem does not support IP header alignment for incoming packets. As a result, the Linux driver has to do an extra copy for each incoming packet before passing the packet to the higher layers of the network stack. This is fixed in Titan 1.2