[linux-elitists] Re: Linux ports
Thu Oct 23 11:19:06 PDT 2003
Quoting Michael Shields (email@example.com):
> Of the list of architectures Adam Sampson posted in
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, all are present in the
> mainline 2.6.0 tree. Most architectures do have a splinter tree with
> fixes in it, but so do many core features like SCSI; this doesn't
> imply that the mainline is unusable.
Noted. If that kernel will reasonably support actual typical machines,
as opposed to being just abstract CPU support, then that's a very
signficant accomplishment. If not, we're still getting pretty close.
Aside from forked-off trivia like 8086/80286 (ELKS Project), I suspect
the main area where my comparative point with NetBSD applies is embedded
hardware. Etrax/CRIS and SH3/SH4 (SuperH), sure -- but there are a
whole lot of others.
I've further refined the supported-CPUs table at
http://linuxmafia.com/lug/User-Group-HOWTO-1.html#ss1.1 , by the way,
fixing some items and adding more.
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Rick Moen woman she meets, and then teams up with three complete strangers
email@example.com to kill again." -- Rick Polito's That TV Guy column,
describing the movie _The Wizard of Oz_
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