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  • MIPS Preparing Many Changes For Linux 4.21

    Phoronix: MIPS Preparing Many Changes For Linux 4.21

    The MIPS CPU architecture has suddenly become a bit more interesting now that the processor ISA will be open-sourced in 2019. With the in-development Linux 4.21 kernel there are a number of MIPS support changes inbound...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...IPS-Linux-4.21

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    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    (or 32nm on the Loongsom 3B)

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    • #3
      20k _lines_ reduction?!

      Thats nice, but damn there must have been some serious redundancies in the code...
      Last edited by milkylainen; 12-25-2018, 05:14 AM.

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      • #4
        Now, all of a "sudden", after RISC-V is going large scale... how surprising. Well, better late than never. But I guess they'll have a much harder time now. They should have done this five years prior.
        Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adarion View Post
          Now, all of a "sudden", after RISC-V is going large scale... how surprising. Well, better late than never. But I guess they'll have a much harder time now. They should have done this five years prior.
          I agree, and was thinking the same thing. RISC-V probably wouldn't have needed to exist if MIPS made these changes much sooner.

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          • #6
            I wouldn't say 5 years, but at least when Riscv, made its big Jump, so for me this should have been done some ~3 years ago..
            Nano MIPS I7200 is a good damm nice processor,
            It has Multiply/Divide unit and yields for 2 threads a Core-Mark about 6, impressive!!

            It let the ARM CortexA53in the [email protected], imagine it at 2.1Ghz..

            https://www.anandtech.com/show/12699...w-nanomips-isa

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