[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Thu Feb 9 15:31:22 GMT 2012

On 02/09/2012 09:13 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
>>   don't know.  tensilica have a proprietary "pre-processor" compiler
>> that turns c and c++ into VLIW-capable c and c++.
> That sounds like another one of those hare-brained solutions like the
> JZ4760. If it's going to be mainstream, it needs to be done cleanly,
> i.e. a proper GCC back-end - preferably one that delivers decent
> performance unlike the current vectorization efforts.
Another example of too little too late.  If only they had this out 5 
years earlier.

I don't think that Luke is just off on some ego trip to build an SOC. It 
really needs community input for it to work, especially from the 
software side. The hardware and the toolchain can come together within a 
year. Porting thousands of packages however as you have mentioned will 
be the real work.

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