|[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 67 of 68||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Don Cox on 19-Jun-2004 07:47 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 66 (minator):|
"They fix these with revisions called "steppings" so over time the bugs get removed.
Sometimes they'll issue a workaround in software (revisions can be very expensive).
MAI for some strange reason seem to consider themselves immune to this and and instead of doing what the rest of the IC industry does, have not done multiple revisions."
What makes you say that? I understood there had been revisions of the Articia chip. Bear in mind that it has only been produced in small quantities.
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|Comment 68||Alkis Tsapanidis||Registered user||19-Jun-2004 10:54 GMT||
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