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Re: Unidentified subject!

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Subject: Re: Unidentified subject!
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 15:40:13 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <Pine.3.89.9602101938.A8401-0100000@babbitt> from "Thomas Riemer" at Feb 10, 96 07:26:47 pm
Hi Tom,

> Where is the start of the kernel...
> 
> I thought it was in mips/arch/kernel/head.S  (kernel_entry)
> 
> The reason I'm confused is that mips/arch/kernel/decstation.S (dec_entry)
> jumps to kernel_entry.... implying that it should run first....
> and understandably, it probably should, since all it is, is something
> that updates variables.
> 
> So what is the real entry point, if not one of the these two.

kernel_entry in head.S is the real entry point for all machines except
DECstations which use dec_entry.  The trick is just that some additional
setup has to be done for the DECstations before they can use the normal
startup routine.  Not very nice and will be cleaned up.

   Ralf

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