[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fixes for links to ARM documentation

Guillaume Poirier gpoirier
Wed Sep 5 09:53:12 CEST 2007


Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> Hello all,
> Some links to ARM related documentation in 'optimization.txt' are not valid
> anymore, so here is a patch to fix it.

Very good, applied :)

> Maybe it is not a very good idea to provide direct links which can get
> outdated on arm websites updates, but some important documents are not so 
> easy to find just browsing. For example if we want to find information about
> instruction timings for Nokia 770 internet tablet, naturally we would look 
> for ARM926 documentation, but it does not provide pipeline description and
> instruction timings information (we need to check ARM9E-S instead). And
> Procedure Call Standard, a quite important document which describes ABI for
> interfacing between C and assembly code is also hard to find.

Direct links indeed can get broken, but in my experience, if the
direct link is broken, you can usually find it easily by searching for
the filename in Google. :)

> BTW, Nokia 770 have been on sale for extremely low price (a bit more than
> 100 euro) recently at various places. I hope some of you managed to get one 
> of these devices to share fun of developing for ARM architecture :)
> http://nokia770.com/369

Bah! I'd much prefer to get a Zarus, as it has an SIMD unit :)


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