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Re: Slower BogoMIPS rating on 1.3.62 than on 1.2.10 :-)

Subject: Re: Slower BogoMIPS rating on 1.3.62 than on 1.2.10 :-)
From: Systemkennung Linux <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 12:03:05 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <> from "Warner Losh" at Feb 17, 96 06:27:46 pm

>       o  Load the kernel at 0x80100000 (KSEG0 + 1M) on the
>          deskstation to get around the 640K limitations of the
>          motherboard (0x800a0000-0x800fffff is where the ISA bus is
>          memory mapped).  Make sure that the low memory isn't
>          wasted, especially on ACER machines.  Alternatively, figure
>          out how to have a hole in the image...

How about: load the kernel to 0x80100000, copy the exception handlers down
to KSEG0, declare KSEG0+sizeof(lowmemstuff) as memory base address and all
the kernel code+data+bss to be memory in use.  Sounds easier than hacking
complex things for the loader just to cut the kernel into two pieces.

> More progress.  Life is good.  Must drink microbrews in honor of
> progress and Drew's birthday...

A glass of Cyber-Champagne on Drew's birthday :-)


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