[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal
gordan at bobich.net
Thu Feb 9 15:35:55 GMT 2012
Bari Ari wrote:
> 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.
5 years is a VERY long time.
> I don't think that Luke is just off on some ego trip to build an SOC.
I never meant to imply that he is. I just wanted to make sure that the
scale of the undertaking is understood.
> 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.
Indeed. And with a completely new target arch, we won't have the benefit
of previous patches or attempts at patches to at least point in the
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