> There are two efforts going, both of which are happily feeding off each
> other (or at least the SGI stuff is feeding off of the Linux-mips stuff).
> THe SGI hardware is different than the other stuff out there - the other
> stuff looks more like a PC, has PC byte order, PC devices, etc. THe
> SGI hardware is, well, SGI hardware.
> We are just getting started with the Linux/SGI (I dunno what we want
> to call it) effort.
I like Linux/MIPS as name because it neutral with respect to the manufaturer
of the box. Usefull to avoid confussion ("Will Linux/SNI binaries run on
my Linux/SGI system?
It is currently booting single user over NFS
> on an Indy, we just got a disk driver last night. It runs IRIX
> binaries (elf, and maybe some day old COFF binaries) as long as
> we've added all the little IRIX isms. SO far, stuff like sed, awk,
> that sort of thing, works.
COFF will be also interesting for the DECstations and old Mips, Inc systems.
I don't have a use for it but there is probably a volunteer on this list?
> The guy doing all the work (or at least 99% of it) is David Miller, the
> Sparc/Linux guy. We bought him :-)
Oh, this mail is another proof that somewhere mail to my university gets
lost. I only received Larry's reply. If someone is still waiting for
an answer from me please send it again and CC to email@example.com.