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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
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Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!
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+The work in this architecture (ARM26) is that of a great many people.
+This is what has happened:
+I [Ian Molton] have been trying to repair the ARM26 architecture support, but it has become an impossible task whilst it is still merged with the ARM32 (arch/arm) code. The ARM26 code is too different to be sensible to keep with the ARM32 code now, and Russell King really doesnt have the time to maintain the ARM26 code. Add to that that most ARM32 developers dont know about or care about ARM26 when writing patches, and you have a reall mess.
+As a result, I've split it off into a new architecture of its own. I've named it arm26 since these CPUs have only a 26 bit address space, unlike the other ARMs.
+The upheaval in moving around so many source files and chopping out vasty ammounts of cruft was enormous, and the copyright of many files is sometimes unclear. Because of this, I am writing this, in order that no-one is left out / misaccredited / blamed for any of the code.
+People I KNOW have made major contributions to the code:
+David Alan Gilbert (former maintainer of ARM26 bits)
+Philip Blundell
+Russell King
+Keith Owens
+also thanks to Nicholas Pitre for hints, and for the basis or our XIP support.
+Currently maintaing the code are
+Ian Molton (Maintainer / Archimedes)
+John Appleby (kernel / A5K)
+If anyone has a problem with attributions in header files / source files, please do contact me to straighten things out.
+Ian Molton (aka spyro) - ARM26 maintainer