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Future of SID
- From: "kobi maller" <kobi_maller at hotmail dot com>
- To: sid at sources dot redhat dot com
- Cc: kobi_maller at hotmail dot com
- Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 14:17:32 +0000
- Subject: Future of SID
I was wondering what are the future plans for SID.
I have tried it, for study purpose, and I was able to run an arm program.
But I need to make more complex designs, an N-way SMP for example, or to
test DMA effects on program performance etc.
There are no examples showing how to configure such boards, (except a
mailing thread or two talking about SMP). I looked for components such as a
TLB that I could plug on the bus, or DMA controller that I can use to
generate IO traffic, but could not find any.
Are there plans to extend the list of supported components, beyond the basic
components of an embedded system board?
Are you planning to add examples for setting various type of boards ? (This
is very very important, especially for me, as I am no expert on board
What about the support for 'bochs' (x86). Are you going to continue work on
that when new 'bochs' is released?
The bottom question is what are you planning for the next couple of years
for SID. Is it going to develop toward a general purpose simulation tool,
one that can be used by the research community (need more components,
examples, diagrams) or remain a special purpose simulator for arm based
Thanks a lot.
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