Subject: Re: ARM port organisation (was: Re: NetBSD/hpcarm snap code)
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/17/2001 09:19:49
On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 01:28:30PM +0000, Ben Harris wrote:

 > Those names are a bit ugly.  I'd prefer "archimedes" and "riscpc", which
 > are more obvious and easier to say, but maybe less inclusive.
 > > 	dev/acorn/iomd	<- Driver for the IOMD and IOMD attachments of
 > > 			   other devices.
 > > 	dev/acorn/vidc	<- Driver for the VIDC and the WSCONS glue for it.
 > Why are these (which are on-chip on the ARM7500) under dev/acorn while the
 > on-chip I/O on the SA1100 is supported under arch/arm?

They're not on-chip on the other machines that have them, tho, right?
However, for the SA11x0, those on-chip peripherals really only appear
on those CPUs.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>