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RE: Broadcom XLP support
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul_Koning@Dell.com [mailto:Paul_Koning@Dell.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 7:26 AM
> To: ANDY KENNEDY
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Broadcom XLP support
> > On Aug 2, 2016, at 5:37 PM, ANDY KENNEDY <ANDY.KENNEDY@adtran.com> wrote:
> > ...
> > The addition of XLP to the new binutils came with the following comment:
> > /* XLP is mostly like XLR, with the prominent exception it is being
> > MIPS64R2. */
> > which may not be correct. The kernel source includes Broadcom/Netlogic
> > specific instructions that are not defined as a part of the XLR. IIRC,
> > the XLP is a superset of the XLR.
> XLP is MIPS64r2, plus XLP-specific instructions. Instruction-wise it is a superset of XLR, though
> the SOC machinery (the on-chip I/O devices) are quite different. For one thing, the endianness
> rules of the SOC devices are different, as is the way you talk to the high speed devices like
Right, so the statement above is not exactly correct. A toolchain built
as the XLR won't work for the XLP, due to the missing instructions.