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

From: Christer Weinigel (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 04:05:32 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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.

I think that only the Cx550 IDE stuff is in the main kernel though,
the Cx5530 audio is a separate patch. Also, the PCI IDs have change
for the SCx200, so the IDE driver needs to be updated. I have a patch
for this and it seems to work, but I want to test it a bit more first.

> 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)

Sounds good.


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