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+.. comment SPDX-License-Identifier: CC-BY-SA-4.0
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+.. COMMENT: Copyright (c) 2014 embedded brains GmbH. All rights reserved.
+
+MIPS Specific Information
+#########################
+
+This chapter discusses the MIPS architecture dependencies in this port of
+RTEMS. The MIPS family has a wide variety of implementations by a wide range
+of vendors. Consequently, there are many, many CPU models within it.
+
+**Architecture Documents**
+
+IDT docs are online at http://www.idt.com/products/risc/Welcome.html
+
+CPU Model Dependent Features
+============================
+
+This section presents the set of features which vary across MIPS
+implementations and are of importance to RTEMS. The set of CPU model feature
+macros are defined in the file ``cpukit/score/cpu/mips/mips.h`` based upon the
+particular CPU model specified on the compilation command line.
+
+Another Optional Feature
+------------------------
+
+The macro XXX
+
+Calling Conventions
+===================
+
+Processor Background
+--------------------
+
+TBD
+
+Calling Mechanism
+-----------------
+
+TBD
+
+Register Usage
+--------------
+
+TBD
+
+Parameter Passing
+-----------------
+
+TBD
+
+Memory Model
+============
+
+Flat Memory Model
+-----------------
+
+The MIPS family supports a flat 32-bit address space with addresses ranging
+from 0x00000000 to 0xFFFFFFFF (4 gigabytes). Each address is represented by a
+32-bit value and is byte addressable. The address may be used to reference a
+single byte, word (2-bytes), or long word (4 bytes). Memory accesses within
+this address space are performed in big endian fashion by the processors in
+this family.
+
+Some of the MIPS family members such as the support virtual memory and
+segmentation. RTEMS does not support virtual memory or segmentation on any of
+these family members.
+
+Interrupt Processing
+====================
+
+Although RTEMS hides many of the processor dependent details of interrupt
+processing, it is important to understand how the RTEMS interrupt manager is
+mapped onto the processor's unique architecture. Discussed in this chapter are
+the MIPS's interrupt response and control mechanisms as they pertain to RTEMS.
+
+Vectoring of an Interrupt Handler
+---------------------------------
+
+Upon receipt of an interrupt the XXX family members with separate interrupt
+stacks automatically perform the following actions:
+
+- TBD
+
+A nested interrupt is processed similarly by these CPU models with the
+exception that only a single ISF is placed on the interrupt stack and the
+current stack need not be switched.
+
+Interrupt Levels
+----------------
+
+TBD
+
+Default Fatal Error Processing
+==============================
+
+The default fatal error handler for this target architecture disables processor
+interrupts, places the error code in *XXX*, and executes a``XXX`` instruction
+to simulate a halt processor instruction.
+
+Symmetric Multiprocessing
+=========================
+
+SMP is not supported.
+
+Thread-Local Storage
+====================
+
+Thread-local storage is not implemented.
+
+Board Support Packages
+======================
+
+System Reset
+------------
+
+An RTEMS based application is initiated or re-initiated when the processor is
+reset. When the processor is reset, it performs the following actions:
+
+- TBD
+
+Processor Initialization
+------------------------
+
+TBD