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Re: after the kernel seems to live

To: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>, "Robert Keller" <rck@corp.home.net>
Subject: Re: after the kernel seems to live
From: "Robert Keller" <rck@corp.home.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 14:32:31 -0700
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199906021756.KAA04212@fir.engr.sgi.com>
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At 10:56 AM 6/2/99 -0700, William J. Earl wrote:
>Robert Keller writes:
> > At 12:46 AM 5/28/99 +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > >The R5000 is supported and known to work.  You happen to have a
> > >second level cache on that board?
> > 
> > how convinced are people that the VR5000 is supported?  I'm running
> > the latest code off the linux.sgi.com cvs server and I'm getting *very*
> > weird page faulting problems when doing the kernel/user space 
> > hazard shuffle.  Its really hard to describe the problems as they are
> > not deterministic:  sometimes the right thing happens, other times 
> > I get restricted instruction exceptions...  Both of these can happen on
> > the very same kernel binary...
>
>        What sort of system are you using, and what is the hardware 
>configuration (including caches)?  

Its an NEC 5074 development board with an VR5000 --
        32K  I  and 32K  D Primary cache
        no secondary cache.  

which vec0 code should I be using?  

NEC seems to have a bunch of errata and hazards in this part when 
dealing with TLBWR and friends...  Is any of the existing code supposed
to respect these?

Also, arch/mips/Makefile makes the compiler use -r8000 -mips2, is 
that right?

...robert


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