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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/2] RISC-V: A proposal to add vendor-specific code
On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 09:39:29PM +0200, Nick Kossifidis wrote:
> a) By directly modifying your custom CSRs, it means that we will need
> compiler support in order to compile a kernel with your code in it. This
> will break CI systems and will introduce various issues on testing and
> reviewing your code. In general if we need custom toolchains to compile
> the kernel, that may be unavailable (vendors will not always open source
> their compiler support), we won't be able to maintain a decent level of
> code quality in the tree. How can the maintainer push your code on the
> repository if he/she can't even perform a basic compilation test ?

And that (besides avoiding the wild growth of extensions) is the major
reason why accepting vendor specific CSRs or instructions is a no-go.

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