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RE: Does Linux MIPS use scratch pad ram?

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: RE: Does Linux MIPS use scratch pad ram?
From: "Ardelean, Andrei" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:00:30 -0700
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Hi Kevin,

I don't have the new h/w yet so I don't know how the Flash will react.
In the mem map of the new board I see Flash at 0x1c000000 where MALTA
Linux probes for spram and my job so far is to port Linux for the new
board. So, I understand from your email that spram probing will not mess
up with my Flash and I should ignore it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin D. Kissell [] 
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 7:17 PM
To: Ardelean, Andrei
Subject: Re: Does Linux MIPS use scratch pad ram?

I find it hard to believe that you've got Flash responding in place of 
the CP0 cache tag registers.

On 09/24/10 14:45, Ardelean, Andrei wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using MALTA platform and try to port Linux on a new platform.
> It seems to me that in spram.c the sprams are probed  if they are
> available or not but I cannot see Linux really using those afterwards.
> My platform has no spram so I am trying to avoid this probing. The
> problem is that spram.c is not MALTA specific but as the comment says
> spram.c there are some MALTA specific addresses. Unfortunately I have
> some Flash at those addresses.
> How to fix this issue?
> Thanks,
> Andrei

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