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Subject: Re: MIPS HOWTO / FAQ
From: Karsten Merker <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 18:38:45 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from on Wed, Sep 16, 1998 at 03:50:21AM +0200
References: <> <>
Hallo everyone,
just some suggestions for the FAQ:

Ralf Baechle wrote:

>   Processor types
>   2.2.1.  R2000, R3000 family
>   Same also applies for the R3000 which basically a R3000 plus a R3010
                               ^^^^      ^is
That should most probably be another
>   FPU and 64k cache running at upto 40Mhz and integrated into same chip.
>   Support for the R3000 processor is currently in the works by various

>   2.2.2.  R6000
>   The R6000 is currently not supported.  It is a 32 bit MIPS ISA 2
>   processor and a pretty interesting and wiered piece of silicon.  It
                                           ^^^^^^ weird

>   2.2.4.  R8000
>   The R8000 is currently unsupported partly because the machines used by
>   the Linux/MIPS developers don't have such a machine, partly because
                                                ^^^^^^^ chip ?

>   this processor is relativly rare and has only been used in a few SGI
>   machines.

>   2.2.5.  R10000
>   The R10000 is currently unsupported because the machines used by the
>   Linux/MIPS developers don't have such a machine.
                                            ^^^^^^^ processor ? 

>   6.1.  Diskspace requirements
>   partition.  Building egcs requires 71mb and installation 14mb.  GNU
>   libc requires 149mb diskspace during installation and 33mb for
                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^ compilation

>   installation.  Note these number are just a guideline and may differ

>   6.7.  float.h
>   Another, bootstrap problem is that building GCC requires running

>   6.9.  Installing GNU libc
>   GNU libc also contains extensive online documentation.  Your systems
>   might already have a version of this documentation installed.  So if
>   you don't want to install the info pages which will save you a less
>   than a megabyte or already have them installed skip the next step:
>   step:

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