[Arm-netbook] about Risc-V and Power,

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Thu Jan 2 04:07:51 GMT 2020

On 1/2/20, zap <zapper at disroot.org> wrote:
> Isn't Risc-V supposedly  supposed to be more secure and isn't open power
> based on the old risc? I am just wondering, if the level of evils risc-v
> has done, justifies abandoning usage of it when you could just as easily
> do some risc-v processors with or without their help

that's the point: we *can't* do a massive libre / open innovative
enhancement to the RV ISA without official support.

the consequences - the risk of a clash in the ISA - would be
absolutely disastrous.

> I guess my point is, they use more battery power than intel even.

what, PowerPC?  that's a poor micro-architectural choice that doesn't
have anything specifically to do with the ISA, especially when the VLE
book (Variable Length Encoding) exists (equivalent to RVC).


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