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Re: Problems with booting SGI/Linux

To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: Problems with booting SGI/Linux
From: "Michael Hill" <mike@mdhill.tor.hookup.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 15:03:47 -0500
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
>
> > :PROMLIB: SGI ARCS firmware Version1 Revision 10
> > :PROMLIB: Total free ram 31502336 bytes (...)
> > :ARCH: SGI-IP22
> > :CPU: MIPS-R4600 FPU<MIPS-R4600FPC> ICACHE DCACHE
> > :Loading R4000 MNV routines
> > :CPU revision is: 00002020
>                         ^^^^

Ditto (for the most part).

> That's a R4600 V2.0.  The kernel sources/binaries on Linus don't handle
> the silicon bugs of this beast correctly.  I fixed the problem this
> morning testing them on a SNI RM200.  For a proof of the test I compiled
> X a couple of times; the box now looks stable even under high load.  Will
> commit the bug fixes shortly.

This is a huge relief since I didn't know what to try next (haven't been able
to compile a kernel).  Ralf,  where can I access your committed bug fixes?  Any
chance of someone posting a compiled kernel incorporating these to
ftp.linux.sgi.com?

Thanks,

Mike

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Michael Hill
Toronto, Canada
mdhill@hookup.net

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