[lowrisc-dev] Re: [sw-dev] Is a de facto standard memory map helpful or harmful?

krste at berkeley.edu krste at berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 14 13:54:21 BST 2016

I haven't had time to digest whole thread, but RISC-V was designed to
provide PIC at no cost, and kernel always runs in translated space.

Not sure the complexity being described here is needed.


>>>>> On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:38:09 -0700, Samuel Falvo II <sam.falvo at gmail.com> said:

| On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 4:31 PM, Michael Clark <michaeljclark at mac.com> wrote:
|| WebAssembly is not designed for server side OS ABI JIT. Intel Pin for RISC-V

| WebAssembly is an intermediate format with no particular application
| domain at all.  (And yes, it is intended for server-side applications
| as well, considering the popularity of Node.js).  It's designed to be
| generic and scalable from web UI to embedded applications.  Though it
| *targets* web UI/UX as its first application area, it's not restricted
| to just that.  It's abstraction level is on par with raw assembly
| language.  Indeed, the only real abstraction it does offer is that you
| don't need to name CPU registers explicitly, but that's about it.

| At some point in the Kestrel's future, I fully intend on providing
| WebAssembly support at the OS level.

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| Samuel A. Falvo II

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