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Source and reliability of this information

The comment below the link on the A64 wiki page suggests that this information has been gathered from a BSP kernel, instead it looks like a blatant copy of the (copyrighted?) A64 manual to me (including the address sorting issue at the beginning, the mentioning of the missing GIC access for the arisc and the mentioning of IP blocks there are unused by Linux).

  • So where is this information really from?
  • How reliable is this? Has this been verified?
  • How does this differ from the manual? I'd like to see errors noted, if there are any.

If this is indeed a copy from the manual, I'd like to see this noted at the beginning, so that people could know.

Apritzel (talk) 11:25, 8 June 2016 (CEST)

Yes, sorry, this is something I had extracted from the manual for own usage and while looking after some info here I thought it could be useful for others too.
I don't thing there is any real problem for the copyright aspect especially given that all the wordings have not been retained: it's just raw data. But it's certainly not me that can judge this.
For the reliability, I'll will use and thus check some of the stuff in the coming weeks but it will only be about a very small subset.
So yes, as is, it's usefulness is very limited.
Sorry if any of this is causing a problem, I'm very fine to have it removed.
lucvoo (talk)
Bah, I've blanked it. It was all useless.
lucvoo (talk)
Thanks for the information. Some people find it useful, though (as discussed on IRC), so just adding a sentence that this is the same as the manual would have been OK, but well ;-) If you later find issues, feel free to re-add it with the proper annotation. Apritzel (talk) 13:05, 11 June 2016 (CEST)
Well, it turns out that SRAM is not as described in the manual. I have put what I've found and confirm as well as a few others remarks I found useful. lucvoo (talk)