|[News] What a PPC linux kernel hacker thinks about the Articia||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 14-Jun-2004 23:52 GMT by JohnV||68 comments|
Here's what Benjamin Herrenschmidt, a respectable linuxPPC kernel hacker
thinks about the Articia.
is some interesting thread about the Articia. Note that Benjamin Herrenschmidt
is a clued linuxPPC kernel hacker with lot of
experience. Here's what he thinks about the Articia "features":|
It's basically incompetent northbridge design.
No, that means the HW is a Piece Of Shit !
Cache coherency is a basic feature of anything claiming to be used as a
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|What a PPC linux kernel hacker thinks about the Articia : Comment 17 of 68||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Olegil on 15-Jun-2004 06:05 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 2 (Joe "Floid" Kanowitz):|
Actually, I wasn't having this argument with Benjamin, I was actually discussing Eyetech+MAIs totally incompetent Linux kernel porting effort with him (yes, you're expected to give away a few boards if you want professional help these days).
Benjamin seems extremely pissed off at Eyetech, and I can understand why.
And if Benjamin says it's going to be awkward, I believe him. That doesn't mean that OS4 can't do this with no extra penalty, though. It just means that Linux isn't going to be the fastest OS on the hardware... Shame, but that's how it'll be.
But back to the actual argument:
The problem with the Debian-PowerPC mailing list is that every time someone mentions the AmigaOne, Sven Luther has to throw dirt at it and then mention the Pegasos. He then proceeds to claiming that "but I don't know much about what's happened the last year". Well, if you don't know, don't say. Clearly a badly hidden agenda. THIS is what the argument was about.
Now, had OS4 been out in the open (including DMA drivers), I could have just pointed to that and ended the argument once and for all. But no, I can't. And had MAI still done any kernel work we might have HAD a shot at getting into Debian (see earlier in the same thread, where Ben and friends list things that are required to get in. Basically we need a working 2.6 kernel, which I do not have).
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