I'm back in the land of the living, at least for two weeks until I
return to the US... :-)
Stu Allen wrote:
> Simon Williams wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I have a DecStation 5100. As far as I know it has a MIPS R3k processor.
> Hi Simon!
> Is that a DecSTATION or a DecSYSTEM? (Ie is it a workstation,
> or a server box?) If it is the second, then welcome to the club! I too
> have a DECsystem 5100 which is anxiously awaiting the MIPS port.
> Paul Antoine is the owner of the DECstation port -- you'll probably
> hear from him too. So far his test kernels don't run on this box - they
> register dump immediately after network download. I would be curious to
> see what results you get on your box -- maybe we could compare register
> dumps :-)
The probable reason for this is my use of the DECstation's boot PROM
callback routines for printing to the console. The DECsystem almost
certainly doesn't support the same call-backs, if at all. Even the
DECstation 3100's have different boot PROMs, though I believe they do
support the same functions via a similar mechanism.
> Seriously though. I for one appreciate all the work done so
> far. I'm hoping to start digging into the kernel soon too - I now
> have a setup where I have some space to do it, if I can only find the
Ahhhh... the familiar lament!
> It will be good to have another box to test on, if you're game.
> Stu Allen
Maybe I should just load the Linux/MIPS source up on a laptop and hack
my way through my business trips instead of reading science fiction
and fantasy novels on the aeroplanes in a vain attempt to remain
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