Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Sep 10 18:02:48 BST 2021
crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 2:46 PM Andrey Miroshnikov
<andrey at technepisteme.xyz> wrote:
> If there are UE modems widely available on the market with fully open
> firmware let me know.
TL Lim is sponsoring someone to reverse-engineer the qualcomm 3G/LTE modem
used in the pinephone. they've been spectacularly successful.
> On 09/09/2021 22:47, lkcl wrote:
> > nice. i'm in tiptree at the moment.
> Ah, so that's where the the tasty ketchup and other fancy sauces come from!
> I'm in downham, in norfolk. Nice little place, on the edge of the fens.
seaside road trip!
> Says here modula-2 is based on pascal:
yes. we were taught it so as to avoid us ending up getting hired
away from completing our degree, as happened so frequently
that Imperial College Dept. of Computing stopped using c as
the teaching language. so, we learned it on our own time.
> > if you'd like to help with that, perhaps starting with making qemu
> "talk" the same API that kyle's doing, that would be really useful.
> Sure, although I haven't used the qemu emulator before.
> The work Kyle is doing, is that under bug 686, create Power ISA test API?
yes. qemu is already "supported"
we've used it in the past to cross-run the ISACaller simulator against qemu, to
verify certain instructions. ironically, we found bugs in qemu.
the other necessary task - and it's quite a big one that, really, everyone
should pitch in with - is to convert all test_isa_caller.py tests over to
"expected" form. each unit test, instead of explicitly calling
establishes a "Power ISA test API" instance *containing* the expected
results... then simply calls the function that kyle's working on (check_regs)
> I've attached my SSH pub key (my username doesn't match the IRC nick). I
> guess you want me to pull in the wiki git repo, make the necessary
> changes (with an appropriate commit message) and push back to master?
> > star, drop this on the about_us page.
> During one of your emails (probably 2019) I remember you strongly
> suggesting to do several commits as opposed to making too many changes
absolutely. there's very few exceptions to that one.
> (I still remember because on several occasions made this mistake with my
> own repos). Shall I fix the HDL workflow page, commit, and then add to
> the About Us page in a separate commit?
the rule is:
if you are tempted to use the word 'and' in the - well-written - commit
message, it's not a single-purpose commit. split it.
> I combined the responses from Jacob, Luke, and Veera, however if the
> policy is to make several replies, I'll do that. Didn't want to swamp
> you with emails.
> Also, some questions on formatting email. Should I limit my response to
> 80 chars per line?
if replying ends up being converted such that a single paragraph has
one "> " in front of it (forcing the writer to do extra work i.e. split it
manually a few words at a time) rather than the 30-year-established standard
practice of one "> " per line, then yes, definitely.
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