[PATCH V2 4/6] powerpc/44x: don't use tlbivax on AMP systems

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Fri Feb 4 13:22:18 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Dave Kleikamp <shaggy at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

>> Bit too short, I think.  I'd suggest either spelling out
>> 'asymmetric-multiprocessor' or 'cooperative-partition' (a more
>> accurate term, IMO).
> I could be wrong, but I thought the A stands for Asynchronous, not
> Asymmetric.  I thought Asymmetric means that different types of tasks
> run on the secondary processors, as on the Cell.  Anyway, going with
> 'cooperative-partition' would avoid that confusion.

Well, if we pretend that everyone already knows what the "A" stands
for, that's not going to avoid confusion.  Some people still are going
to be wrong.  It would be great if we could settle the matter once and
for all.

I've always thought the A stood for asymmetric, since you're running
multiple cores, but each OS is not aware of the others.  It doesn't
necessarily have to be two copies of Linux.  In fact, it usually

As for "MPC8572DS-CAMP", I've always hated that.  A specific property
that defines an AMP environment is a much better idea.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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