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Subject: Re: Greetings!
From: paul@suite.sw.oz.au (Paul Antoine)
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 15:27:07 +1100 (EST)
In-reply-to: <199512282010.VAA09677@informatik.uni-koblenz.de> from "Systemkennung Linux" at Dec 28, 95 09:09:52 pm
Organization: Softway Pty Ltd
Ralf wrote:

> I've got even better news for you:
> 
> > Console: 16 point font, 400 scans
> > Console: colour PICA-S3 80x25, 1 virtual console (max 63)
> > Calibrating delay loop.. ok - 66.56 BogoMIPS
> > VDMA: R4030 DMA pagetables initialized.
> > Memory: 7276k/8192k available (640k kernel code, 276k data)
> > Swansea University Computer Society NET3.033 for Linux 1.3.38
> > NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.10 BETA for Linux NET3.031.
> > Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.032
> > IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
> > VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_5.6.0 initialized^M
> > Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
> > Linux version 1.3.48 (ralf@rio) (gcc version 2.7.2) #1 Tue Dec 26 14:25:07 
> > MET> Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> > FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
> > ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
> > NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: 00 40 95 e1 1d c2
> > eth0: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 12.
> > NFS: Got RARP answer from 193.98.169.11, my address is 193.98.169.17
> > NFS: Got file handle for /tftpboot/193.98.169.17 via RPC
> > VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).

Yay!  Well done!

> For all the people that are notorious benchmarkers here the results of
> Dhrystone (think it's version 1) running on a Acer Pica (R4400 133MHz)
> compiled with gcc 2.7.2 and -O3 optimization:
> 
> > Dhrystone time for 100000000 passes = 373
> > This machine benchmarks at 268096 dhrystones/second
> 
> For comparison I benchmarked a board with Trition chipset and a 586 at
> 100MHz.  Same compilers and options:
> 
> > Dhrystone time for 100000000 passes = 516
> > This machine benchmarks at 193798 dhrystones/second

I fear the DECStation will be a LOT slower... :-)

> Unfortunately I found that glibc still is quite far from getting 100%
> compatible with the Linux libc which makes it sometimes a bit difficult to
> build software for Linux/MIPS.  Also the kernel is still relativly fragile
> so I didn't yet try to rebuild Linux/MIPS on a Linux/MIPS machine.  But I'm
> getting closer!

Keep up the good work.  I am now out of 'holiday from my computers' mode,
and will begin to get hold of the 1.3.xx stuff to begin integrating
my DECStation stuff with it.  Let me know if I should wait for any
of the stuff you've done recently to be uploaded.

Regards to all on the list,
Paul
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