I think some people are forgetting the goal of the embedded driver and those of catalyst are different... a 90Mb driver is probably not acceptable for an embedded system so it was probably easier to just use the smaller and nearly as proformant mesa driver with a few modifications.
Being an embedded device I wouldnt be at all surprised if it consisted of nothing more than 1 or 2 heads and a small compute core like maybe 40 spu's.
i hope that with this new project the linux driver will get better OGL support and principally better consumption and memory management!
"...such as some retail systems, medical devices,..."
Ya sure, just what I want, Windows* on a Life-Support system... no thx.
BTW I stopped being the most prolific poster shortly after Michael raised the edit time limit enough that I didn't have to edit by deleting and re-posting