small fix for mips

Ralf Baechle ralf at linux-mips.org
Fri Jul 5 13:08:24 CEST 2013


On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 12:22:05PM +0200, Marc Lehmann wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 12:08:37PM +0200, Ralf Baechle <ralf at linux-mips.org> wrote:
> > > That doesn't sound quite ideal, but is good enough for the time being,
> > > especially now that I have this much background information - thanks for
> > > providing that!
> > 
> > Which other MIPS operating systems and hardware platforms do you care about?
> 
> Libev is supposed to be portable to anything thats unixy and relevant,
> within reason. For example, freebsd and netbsd should work, and compilers
> other than gcc should work. Some manual tuning might be required (such as
> disabling barriers on old compilers).
> 
> But, as I said, with the extra background information you gave, the patch
> looks like a definite improvement, and people who run ancient mips1
> hardware supposedly can deal with any breakage.
> 
> The only open question, to me, is why openwrt at least in some
> configurations, targets mips1, but it's not important enough for me to
> pursue it it, using your time :)

If I may speculate, there are a few odd cores that are significantly newer
than MIPS I and but don't implement the full MIPS II instruction set so
openwrt would have the fallback to MIPS I.

If you mention the names of the configs I can ask the right people to see
if this is correct.

Thanks,

  Ralf



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