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

zap zapper at disroot.org
Thu Jan 2 04:15:49 GMT 2020

On 01/01/2020 11:07 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> 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.
Oh really? That's odd... hmm... so you have to abandon risc-v you are
Pity that's your only option. I wonder if I should tell others about this.
>> 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).
> l.
Okay, well you did say openpower, what is that?
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