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Re: MIPS64

To: "Ralf Baechle" <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: MIPS64
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 16:58:33 -0400
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> In particular the machine abstraction layer needs some overhaul.
> Basically the attempt of doing generic kernels for MIPS is dead by now.
> Given the number of different firmware implementations and memory layouts
> makes it impossible to build a single generic kernel image that fits
> more than a few machines.  In fact so far the only combo that was working
> at all was Magnum 4000 / PICA / RM200C.  So I'm wiping out all that code
> which makes things look significantly nicer.

Good news.  I think this is a good move, especially if a flood of new ports
to new device starts pouring in from our project (LinuxCE).  There are
already three new platoforms and two new processors on the drawing board


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