> >I began another round of re-integration with what was then the main
> >tree, which is now out of date. I feel I should do that in order to
> >be able to hand it over cleanly.
> Is that the 2.1.14 set available on your web page?
> I just tried it on my 5k/25 and got all the way to a page fault in the
> swapper! (39.01 Bogos!) Much farther along than I thought. :)
Yay! Yes, there was a spurt of good work in the first few months of
the year, when I integrated lots of code from various people, cleaned
up lots of other code, *and* wrote new code too!
> >No documents have come to light, though someone on the Linux/MIPS
> >mailing list mentioned that the Alpha AXP3000 uses the same ASIC as
> >the 5000/240, and is well-documented!
> Which ASIC is that? (function-wise)
I'm not sure - the TURBO-channel one I assume...
> What documentation is available at the moment? (Besides the ps docs at
Here is the email from Harald that mentions them:
"The Design of the DEC 3000 AXP Systems, Two High-performance
In Chapter "6 I/O Subsystem" it says:
I/O Module-IOCTL ASIC
A key I/O subsystem design decision was to reduce
time-to-market by eliminating unnecessary new hardware and
software development. To support most of the I/O
functionality, the designers chose the IOCTL ASIC developed
for the DECstation 5000 Model 240. [...]"
and to make things even better, these Alpha Workstations are
pretty well documented :-).
You may want to have a look at the "DEC 3000
300/400/500/600/700/800/900 AXP Models System Programmer's
Manual" available online at:
From what I have read so far, this I/O-Subsystem seems to be
nearly the same in all IOASIC DECstations, i.e. 5000/xx,
5000/1xx and 5000/240. There is hope!
> I might be able to handle co-cooridation of the project. Just what
> is the proper way to subscribe to the Linux/MIPS mailing list? I
> got a couple of subscription confirmed messages over a year ago and
> have never recieved any other messages!
> ( Adam Fritzler email@example.com )
I think something happened when the list was moved... you could try
again (I've cc'd this into the list so others may answer the question
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