Subject: Re: NetBSD/hpcarm snap code
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2001 18:36:51
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 06:16:23PM +0000, Ben Harris wrote:
> > Hmm. This assumes you ultimately want to move all the ARM
> > peripheral-controller code over to sys/arch/arm, which only makes sense to
> > me if you're trying to get rid of sys/arch/arm32. This doesn't seem to be
> > an entirely settled issue yet.
> I thought the consensus was to have:
> etc. and then to move the ARM CPU code into arch/arm/...?
I think calling it "consensus" is optimistic, though the majority of
people seemed to be in favour of that kind of move. In any case, I'm not
sure that on-chip peripherals really count as part of the ARM
CPU. They're more equivalent to the IOMD or Footbridge, whose support
code would presumably live in the riscpc and cats directories
> This only makes
> sense if we are indeed moving towards a common MACHINE_ARCH (i.e. using the
> same ABI for userland).
We are. We're still deciding quite what it'll look like, though (We
changed the endianness of doubles this week).
Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/arm26/>