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0001 Linux on the Nios II architecture
0002 =================================
0003 
0004 This is a port of Linux to Nios II (nios2) processor.
0005 
0006 In order to compile for Nios II, you need a version of GCC with support for the generic
0007 system call ABI. Please see this link for more information on how compiling and booting
0008 software for the Nios II platform:
0009 http://www.rocketboards.org/foswiki/Documentation/NiosIILinuxUserManual
0010 
0011 For reference, please see the following link:
0012 http://www.altera.com/literature/lit-nio2.jsp
0013 
0014 What is Nios II?
0015 ================
0016 Nios II is a 32-bit embedded-processor architecture designed specifically for the
0017 Altera family of FPGAs. In order to support Linux, Nios II needs to be configured
0018 with MMU and hardware multiplier enabled.
0019 
0020 Nios II ABI
0021 ===========
0022 Please refer to chapter "Application Binary Interface" in Nios II Processor Reference
0023 Handbook.