[linux-elitists] Re: Linux ports

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 22 15:56:12 PDT 2003

Quoting Martin Pool (mbp@samba.org):

> A 68010 *is* an m68k.

But one that lacks an MMU.[1]  I may be talking through my hat, but I
believe that's why Linux supports 68020-68040 only (and not the "LC"
variants of those).

[1] Some 68010-based machines such as some HP 3xx models and sun1/sun2
boxes used custom MMUs.  I believe the Motorola 68551 MMU was intended
to be compatible with the 68010, but for some reason wasn't.

Rick Moen                                          ROMANI, ITE DOMVM!

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