[ECOS]NPE on xscale ixp425

jerzy dyrda jerzy.dyrda@kontron.pl
Wed Sep 8 13:27:00 GMT 2004


Hi Mark,
I have one question more:
Why hasn't Intel library been ported to eCos? (Can I do that?)

Best regards,
Jerzy

On Wednesday 08 of September 2004 13:56, Mark Salter wrote:
> >>>>> jerzy dyrda writes:
> >
> > Hi all,
> > Have someone ported NPE to Ecos?
> > What tells  Red Hat eCos Public License about porting non-free Intel
> > Npe's library?
>
> The Intel library has been ported to allow use of NPE ethernet ports
> for RedBoot. It has not been ported to eCos proper although it is
> probably not much more work to get there.
>
> An .epk with this port is available from Intel:
>
>  
> http://developer.intel.com/design/network/products/npfamily/ixp425swr1.htm
>
> It comes in two parts. There is library code intended to run on the XScale
> core and there is a separate file containing the microcode for the NPE
> engines. The library code is licensed under the RHEPL and the firmware
> is under a somewhat restrictive Intel proprietary license.
>
> --Mark

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