On Fri, 19 Jun 1998, Bob Mende Pie wrote:
> The system linus.linux.sgi.com now has a new disk configuration for /src.
> It is now a pair of high speed 4g drives mirrored (via xlv). The old disk
> array is offline, but will not be recycled for at least a week. Please let
> me know if you see any problems or data discrepencies.
> The system is now a 150Mhz R4400 running on a Challenge/S. Before we
> consider upgrading linus to run linux, we should have support for the
> Challenge/S. I have a IO+ card free, but the backplate of the indy does
> not allow for it to fit into a box. I am seeing if I can get a Challenge/S
> for loan for a few months so we can get it someone who can do the HW port
> for it. It should be close to a no brainer since it is just a few more WD
> scsi chains and another ethernet (just like the internal one).
I'd definetly be interested in that port... off the top of my head, it
doesn't sound difficult either.
I do really think that having some SGI/Linux machine within
*.linux.sgi.com would be good; if we're advocating that Linux on the SGI
is a reasonable proposition, it would prove a lot if we said that we were
hosting our own FTP and WWW sites on it.
However, there's definitely advantages to having Irix kicking around...
it's much easier having a reference Irix system for reference than