i tried to compile my own kernel for the IP22 (mips not mips64) and
had no sucess (no output on any console) - I think this is due
to the a couple of bugs ...
First of all - The spaghetti code in the config.in contains a lot if nice
if [ "$CONFIG_DECSTATION" != "y" ]; then
comment 'DECstation Character devices'
if [ "$CONFIG_SGI_IP22" = "y" ]; then
bool 'SGI PROM Console Support' CONFIG_SGI_PROM_CONSOLE
Due to this the CONFIG_SGI_PROM_CONSOLE is not even selectable if
i do not enable CONFIG_DECSTATION with CONFIG_SGI_IP22 ...
As most of the Architectures (IP22, Decstation etc) have VERY special
hardware and nothing in common with the "default pc architecture"
wouldnt it be a good way to
1. Have a choice of ONE architecture to select (Most of them can coexist
within the same kernel)
2. Depending on the selected Architecture include "config" scripts
within their special directory (Probably common CPU Type and networking
option, filesystem selection)
3. Only show devices which are really available for the architectures
(I dont think anyone has succeeded in plugging a 3C509 into a DecStation
5000 or a Telephony card or even IDE)
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