No cache control on ppc??

Albert D. Cahalan acahalan at
Sun Jan 13 17:51:58 EST 2002

Timothy A. Seufert writes:
> At 4:39 PM -0500 1/12/02, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> Bite off a small chunk of the image. Pulling a number out of
>> my ass, I'll say 128x128 pixels and 4 frames deep. This fits
>> nicely into my 1 MB L2 cache. Go with 64x64 for the MPC7410.
> You don't need to cut cache use by 1/4 on the 7410.  It's got almost
> the same L2 cache scheme as the 7400: they added one address bit so
> it can use up to 2 MB of SRAM, and it can now use half or all of the
> SRAM as memory instead of cache.  I think all of Apple's 7410 systems
> have 1 MB L2, and naturally Apple configures it all as cache.
> Were you thinking of the 7450?  It's the one that has 256 KB of
> on-die L2.  Keep in mind that it still has an interface for external
> cache, which is now L3.  Apple ships low end 7450 systems with no L3
> and medium to high range systems with 2 MB L3.

Yes, I meant the 7450.

Configuring the 7410 L2 or the 7450 L3 as SRAM would be going
way, way, too far I think. Not that it wouldn't be fun to try,
but then the box pretty much becomes a dedicated video player.

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