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+Linux on the Nios II architecture
+This is a port of Linux to Nios II (nios2) processor.
+In order to compile for Nios II, you need a version of GCC with support for the generic
+system call ABI. Please see this link for more information on how compiling and booting
+software for the Nios II platform:
+For reference, please see the following link:
+What is Nios II?
+Nios II is a 32-bit embedded-processor architecture designed specifically for the
+Altera family of FPGAs. In order to support Linux, Nios II needs to be configured
+with MMU and hardware multiplier enabled.
+Nios II ABI
+Please refer to chapter "Application Binary Interface" in Nios II Processor Reference