Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 05:11:16PM -0500, Matt Sealey wrote:
> > It's ARM's architecture and theirs to license, not Marvell's or
> > Qualcomm's.
> > Qualcomm won't be so particularly annoyed as they get a big reference
> > in ARM's manuals (Qualcomm Scorpion is referenced).
> > In the end by far the most common (in terms of chips using it) variant
> > of armv7 is the cortex series. If another manufacturer uses their ARM
> > license to make a new core design that is compatible, good for them.
> > That doesn't stop the official armv7-a/r/m line being Cortex, and for
> > the vast majority of people out there to consistently compare the
> > armv7 designs they make to the capabilities of the "standard" ARM
> > Cortex designs.
> Oh I hadn't realized cortex was an ARM name for that particular feature
It isn't. "Cortex" is the marketing name for the current set of CPU core
implementations designed by ARM ltd. Calling the armv7 port "cortex" is
equivalent to calling the i686 port "pentium" .
 Those paying attention will note that not all pentium cores are i686. The
Cortex family includes cores that are not armv7 (Specifically armv6-m).