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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/24] C6X: New architecture
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    On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:21:58 EDT, Mark Salter said:

    > One thing that we plan to push later is an XIP model where cores can share a
    > single kernel text image but run with their own copies of data. So you end up
    > with something like a loosely coupled multiprocessor system with some hardware
    > support for multicore communication and peripheral sharing.

    Ah, OK. I eventually came across a mention in one of the patches of running
    a separate instance of Linux on each core, whick left me even more mystified.
    But the above clarifies it, thanks...

    I wonder how many currently global variables will need to be moved to per_cpu
    structures to make it work, and how intrusive that will end up. Or is the plan
    to have the boot loader simply plonk the entire .data/.bss in different locations
    for each core?

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