joshua at joshuawise.com
Mon Apr 12 13:57:00 CEST 2004
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On Monday 12 April 2004 10:44 am, ron minnich wrote:
> > x86 emulator will probably be to ugly a path to use on an ARM platform.
> I'm not sure I agree.
> I think it is doable.
Just remember that ARM is probably too slow to emulate x86 anywhere near as
fast as you would like to run drivers. Also remember that XScale does not
have floating point, so it's not really worth your while to put a 3D accel on
an XScale system. FWIW, most XScale machines that I've seen use the "pxafb" -
the internal LCD driver.
For an alternative for LinuxBIOS that works on ARM systems, you might consider
looking into the handhelds.org bootldr, or my LAB (Linux As Bootldr) code. If
you have questions, ping me on IRC ... irc.freenode.net #handhelds.org (I'm
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