On Thu, 1 May 1997, Paul Antoine wrote
> I've just loaded the kernel binary onto Softway's FTP, and Luc's
> will pull that back to the main ftp site sometime today (I think this happens
> hourly but can't remember). I've created a link to it in the web page,
> and have updated the Port Status and the Development Environment Notes to
> reflect this.
> The test kernel binary should be available at:
> Would you please check that it boots at least to the 'Added tags' point in
> the kernel? It's not getting past the code at kernel_entry in head.S due to
> R4K'isms in that portion of the code (due to R4K coders setting the assembler
> to 'noreorder' then assuming all MIPS CPU's have 'some' interlocks as does
> the R4K... :-)
> The new DECStation code uses the 2100/3100 PROM routines prior to
> initialising the driver code you both wrote. It also should correctly
> determine the amount of memory present... tell me if it doesn't, as I've
> had to call either your code or the original DS5000 code that queries the
> depending upon which machine it detects... hopefully your code still works!!
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no, sorry the kernel craches immedeatly after the boot with
Excptn : <vtr=NRML>
Excptn pc : 0x300800d
CReg : 0x10
SReg : 0x30080000
Vaddr : 0x304800d
Sp : 0xa17fc0000
I don't get any message of the kernel, so something with the PROM call
might be wrong.