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Re: Porting Linux to my 79S361 MIPS board

To: Warner Losh <imp@village.org>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: Porting Linux to my 79S361 MIPS board
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 01:21:19 +0200
In-reply-to: <199810112316.RAA04469@harmony.village.org>; from Warner Losh on Sun, Oct 11, 1998 at 05:16:06PM -0600
References: <199810111948.UAA01737@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk> <36215714.1B05@tip.nl> <199810111948.UAA01737@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk> <199810112316.RAA04469@harmony.village.org>
On Sun, Oct 11, 1998 at 05:16:06PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:

> In message <199810111948.UAA01737@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk> Dominic Sweetman 
> writes:
> : The 36100 CPU has no memory management hardware, which makes it
> : unsuitable for linux/MIPS.
> 
> This is also why the DSP enabled, but MMU challanged, 4650 isn't
> supported by Linux.
> 
> Does the 36100 have any MMU at all?  The 4650 had base and bounds
> registers which could be put to use inside of unix, but it would be a
> huge pain and likely not worth it.

It's worth it.  If we support the R4650 then we almost support the
memory managment of the vector Crays :-)

  Ralf

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