Subject: Re: ARM port organisation (was: Re: NetBSD/hpcarm snap code)
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/17/2001 19:20:23
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> 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.

Heh.  It's still bigger than the arm26 user address space.

Hmm.  Could you dynamically enable it for processes whose hard memory
limits were low enough?  That'd be cute.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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