On Tue, Oct 06, 1998 at 01:19:50AM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 1998 at 12:09:58AM +0200, Michael Engel wrote:
> > Yep. One could also try to build a kernel for the big-endian SINIX firmware
> > on the RM200, perhaps the SINIX firmware has less bugs ...
Not bugs but _very_ unfunny features ...
> I wouldn't bet, but feel free to do it:-) Is the SINIX firmware also
> ARC or a different beast ?
Both little endian and big endian mode of the RM use the ARC firmware.
In little endian mode the ARC firmware behaves like a Magnum etc., that
is it tries to read it's OS from a FAT partition. In big endian mode
the machine behaves like a true MIPS machine, that is they seem to be
using the ``MIPS disk volume header'' just like IRIX. Oh, surprise -
we support the dvh.