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Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !

Am 2004-05-16 09:03:00, schrieb Fabian Fagerholm:
>On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 23:18, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
>> And what if next processors will require downloading firmware to work?
>(If this was intended as irony, I didn't get it :)
>Actually it's not even far-fetched. Think dynamic instruction sets,
>cheaper production costs, smaller costs for distributing a "new CPU" in
>software or smaller costs for fixing CPU bugs. Or think "LISP machine"
>if you will...

In the last weeks I had read somthing abour microde 
which already exist since more then 10 years... 
I think, the first implementation was by Compaq...

>In any case, this issue will not go away. One can only hope that Debian
>has managed to deal with it before you can't even boot without having
>the boot loader upload firmware to your CPU.

I agree !

>Fabian Fagerholm <fabbe@paniq.net>


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