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

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add support for 4KS cpu.
From: Franck <>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 09:00:30 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, Ralf Baechle <>,
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2005/10/4, Kevin D. Kissell <>:
> 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 ?


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