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Re: O2 ARCS

To: "Soren S. Jorvang" <soren@wheel.dk>
Subject: Re: O2 ARCS
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 21:53:11 +0200
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20000517051524.A21067@gnyf.wheel.dk>; from soren@wheel.dk on Wed, May 17, 2000 at 05:15:24AM +0200
References: <20000517051524.A21067@gnyf.wheel.dk>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 05:15:24AM +0200, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:

> I seem to remember some dire warnings about the O2 ARCS PROM
> needing special care and feeding to even do basic stuff. Am I
> on crack?
> 
> FWIW, as a system console it works just for me as the Indy, at
> least well enough to do PCI enumeration and play with NetBSD DDB.
> 
> Of course, there still isn't really any hardware documentation
> beyond sys/mace.h and friends..

The ARCS firmware isn't the big deal but the R10000 support for this
system or any other non-cachecoherent system.  Harald Koerfgen has
started poking at an O2 port and he's got first success.

  Ralf

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