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And for fuck's sake you lazy ass SoC designers would you please write some goddamn specifications for booting and device enumeration before trying to ship a revolutionary new ISA with fucking u-Boot and device trees

· brutaldon · 2 · 0 · 5
@sir Or for that matter do something like adopt Open Firmware? I mean, it already exists, has a *very* decent track record over the years, I don't see a particular reason why it isn't more widespread beyond NIH/wanting to lock down systems for no good reason

@sir Designing a SoC is hard and expensive (including the tools, often proprietary for the lack of choice, and the hardware designers are way scarcer than web-developers for example). Making it produced is even harder. Not only because this is objectively expensive, but also there is quite a lot of monopolization, and every company tries to secure the status quo. So you can't even buy what you need without going through the hell of negotiations.

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