> I returned yesterday from the black forest. Well, the weather was bad;
> not enough snow for skying
Damn! I was sick during my skiing trip last year... no luck for us
hacker types it seems.
> and so I did some more hacking that I actually intended before ...
Why am I not surprised? :-)
> OK, and now for the good news: 1.3.48 is almost stable; it is possible
> to compile most of the software that I'm using on my MIPS system on
> the system itself.
This is great work!
> Since I didn't have a spare disk at hand and
> NFS swapping doesn't work yet I've been limited with the 8mb installed
> on the Acer. It was therefore not possible for me to recompile GCC with
> -O2 but otherwise this should almost be working (see below). I've
> thrown something like a basic Linux system. Throws some error messages
> for not yet compiled programs. I'll upload this stuff for your
> pleasure; expect something like a 20mb .tar.gz or so ...
> I'll clean up the kernel for a release tomorrow. Too much debug stuff
> in now.
Great, then I can put the DECStation stuff into it.
My server system crashed over the holidays - a mishap that occurred
while I was performing a seemingly innocent upgrade of its memory. So
now I have a nice new ELF installation (something I'd been putting off
for a while), and have just about re-configured all the daemons I was
using... fortunately I was a little paranoid about my linux-MIPS work,
and had backed up all 48MB of the various sources I was using...
Anyway, last night I was once again able to boot the DEC up to the
point of attempting the BogoMIPS calibration using my experimental
188.8.131.52 kernel, so all would appear to be well again.
> Happy new year,
Paul M. Antoine, Net: firstname.lastname@example.org
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