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Re: 2.0.7 on DS5000/200 ...

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Subject: Re: 2.0.7 on DS5000/200 ...
From: paul@suite.sw.oz.au (Paul Antoine)
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 20:17:56 +1000 (EST)
In-reply-to: <3326.9610030900@bank.algor.co.uk> from "Dominic Sweetman" at Oct 3, 96 10:00:36 am
Organization: Softway Pty Ltd
Dominic Sweetman wrote:

> Then the MIPS architecture puts its exception vectors (trap entry
> points) down at 0x8000 0000 and nearby.  
> 
> DEC must be doing something with the bottom 192Kbytes of
> memory.... but that's there problem.

Yeah - the DEC boot proms make use of the 128K above the first 64k
as space for variables.  At the moment we need to use the boot prom
code for printing to the console, so we leave it free.  Later we can
make use of it, but first we must write some device drivers.

Regards,
Paul
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