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Re: CVS commit: src

Antti Kantee wrote:

> On Fri Jan 28 2011 at 18:05:50 +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> > > Out of curiosity, was there any thought is adding this to evbmips
> > > instead of getting its own top-level arch subdir?
> > 
> > emips already has native bootloader and src/distrib files,
> > so it's enough reason to have own port dir.

Fair enough here, this isn't something that evb* handles well.  One day
I'd like to move sbmips under evbmips but sbmips/stand is the biggest
part of work there.

> additionally, userland is built with MKSOFTFLOAT=yes

Was softfloat vs kernel emulation ever benchmarked?  It's been many
years since I looked at this but my (very vague) recollection was that
there was no real difference and there are then the benefits of sharing
binaries with other MIPS ports.

> plus, what was said about a research platform,
> with implications for teaching too.

This is the only point you raise that I don't understand.  How does its
location in the source tree effect its use as a research platform?


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