Subject: Re: ARM port organisation (was: Re: NetBSD/hpcarm snap code)
To: Richard Earnshaw <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/17/2001 11:11:00
On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 06:47:39PM +0000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:

 > > Oh, yah, the WinCE hack -- I don't think we want to use that feature
 > > on the FCS-capable chips.
 > On handhelds (like the Ipaq), this may be exactly what is wanted.  On a 
 > desktop machine I agree, it's unlikely to be of use because of the 
 > restrictions it imposes.

Well, 32M is a pretty small address space -- it's going to affect where
you put the stack, is certainly going to affect shared libraries, etc.,
and may constitute a new ABI.

What would be really nice is if future ARM chips included *real* address
space IDs (a'la MIPS).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>