Subject: Re: ARM port organisation (was: Re: NetBSD/hpcarm snap code)
To: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/17/2001 17:59:12
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> 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?
True. On the other hand, as far as I can tell you'd put the Footbridge
code under sys/arch/arm, and doesn't that do much the same as the IOMD
(interrupt handling, address decoding etc)?
Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/arm26/>