[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Android: disable tremor

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Feb 3 09:17:58 CET 2012

On Thu, 2 Feb 2012 22:48:11 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:46:26PM +0000, Måns Rullgård wrote :
>> Someone was evidently a bit confused.
> May I say that seeing the ARM namings, it is understandable to be
> confused?

It can be confusing at first.

But it is really simple:
- ARM instruction sets start with "ARMv" followed by the version number (4
to 8 at the moment)
  -> compare to 386, 486, 586, 686...
- ARM processor names do not (the old ones start with just ARM, the new
ones with Cortex).
  -> compare to Pentium, Pentium II, etc.

ARMvX was often followed by extra letters for extensions:
* D and I: JTAG tracing stuff
* E: DSP
* J: Jazelle
* T: Thumb
* T2: Thumb-2

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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