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Re: linux development for mips

To: Harm Verhagen <h.verhagen@chello.nl>
Subject: Re: linux development for mips
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 08:33:25 GMT
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <388F9A29.4230557D@chello.nl>
References: <388F9A29.4230557D@chello.nl>
Harm,

> Is there work being done for the algorithmics p4032 board ?
> (4640)...

The bad news: the R4640 CPU is not suitable for Linux, because it
doesn't have memory translation hardware (the TLB).

Your P-4032 might have been built with an additional CPU onboard - a
QED RM5230.  Take off the little daughterboard and look underneath.
If so, you're in luck, the RM5230 is suitable.

And then: there are a couple of people building Linux on P-4032.  But
the best hope is that there is a good kernel available now and soon to
be made publicly available for Algorithmics' P-5064, and that's not
too different.

Dominic Sweetman
Algorithmics Ltd
dom@algor.co.uk

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