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Subject: Re: Re[2]: 8MB builds anyone?
From: Andrew Jamieson (andrew.jamieson_at_projectlab.net)
Date: 2003-02-26


Is it too much trouble to have the code detect the DRAM size, and therefore
eliminate the need for a special build? Somewhere near the start of the
code you could jump to a page within the 2 MB -> 8 MB region write a small
byte string, and then try to read it back. If it reads back OK, mem_size
(or whatever) = 8MB.

Or is the problem that the memory bank organisation needs to be set at
compile? (Please forgive my ignorance here ....).

Andrew Jamieson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Schopferer" <Michael.Schopferer_at_stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: "roland" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:37 AM
Subject: Re[2]: 8MB builds anyone?

> Hallo,
>
> > but actually there are so less people who did it and I really don`t
> > think, that it is a problem to patch/compile the sources for someone
> > who is able to do the 8mb mod.
>
> That's right. I've done the mod, too. And I'm able to compile rockbox
> for it.
>
> > the effort to do the mod is so much bigger than actually building
rockbox
> > for it, IMHO.
>
> ;) Really? For the mod I only need a chip, some wire and a hot pice of
> metal (soldering-iron). For the compilation I need an full grown
> computer with at leat one OS installed, source fom CVS etc. The latter is
> more effort IMO ;)
>
> > What about adding an option to the rockbox configure script as
> > a start for supporting 8MB Mod "officially" ?
>
> That's a nice idea.
>
>
> Ciao,
> Michael
>
> --
> Michael Schopferer *** Michael.Schopferer_at_stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
>



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