Re: [RFC] Embedded X86 systems Was: [PATCH][RFC] AMD Elan patch

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 03:45:25 EST

> There is the basic Cx5530 chipset, which could have support in the
> Linux kernel (IDE, graphics and sound).

It already does. Has done for ages. The non SB emulation mode of the audio
is not supported but that I don't think matters.

> for all chips, some are specific for a variant, such as the video
> input port and graphics overlay/genlock.


In general if we want to support lots of weird crap then the ARM folks have
a very nice model and a lot of weird crap to have developed their ideas
against. Personal preference

        Type of system (PC, Embedded)

then for PC leave as is, for embedded
        Board type (blah, blah , blah)
        Firmware (PC BIOS, LinuxBIOS, RedBoot)
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