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Re: StrongARM tactics

Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Ok.  Here's some feedback on some that I either disagree with, or don't see
> > enough rationale for.  (This is why, ideally, the process should involve the
> > porters and the maintainers...)
> Thanks. Doesn't hurt do get educated...
> >>+dfsbuild: i386 alpha powerpc amd64				      # [ANAIS] debian from scratch installer
> > Seems like it should be portable without too much trouble to other
> > architectures, if there was porter interest?
> Yes, OTOH it clearly needs to be adapted to whatever it's ported to, and
> there haven't been any arch additions for well over a year, so it seems
> interest is limited.
> For ree:
> How portable is scaning /dev/mem between position 0xc0000 and 0xf0000 in
> 512 byte blocks for some magic number as a concept?

Not so much. On mips/mipsel it will read some part of the running
Linux kernel that way.


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