On Mon, May 03, 1999 at 08:54:28PM -0700, Dave Olson wrote:
> Charles Lepple wrote:
> | Hey all,
> | Does anyone out there know any details on building elf64 objects? I was
> | all happy about seeing Andrew's Indigo2 patches, and decided that I
> | _had_ to try and make it work on an Indigo2 Impact 10000... Suffice it
> | to say that it isn't straightforward.
> For r10k Indigo2 to work, you will need to hack the compiler,
> for various reasons (the way the r10k works, plus the fact that
> indigo2 doesn't have i/o cache coherency, interact in some "interesting"
> ways. I would suggest not attempting this port, unless you have a *lot*
> of spare time.
Let me point out that SGI has invented an almost genious workaround for a
R10000 bug that only hits systems without I/O cache coherency, that is the
Indigo2 and O2.
When I first read the description of the bug and it's workaround I thought
I'd be halucinating ...