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Re: MIPS HOWTO

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS HOWTO
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 15:44:13 GMT
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <20001106204426.A23625@bacchus.dhis.org>
References: <20001106204426.A23625@bacchus.dhis.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Ralf Baechle (ralf@oss.sgi.com) writes:

> November 15 is the deadline for a new edition of ``Linux, the Complete
> Reference'' which the MIPS Howto will be part of.  So please everybody
> take a look at the documente at http://oss.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html
> and send me updates, preferably as unified diffs for the SGML source
> code.

Here's one patch to your SGML for Algorithmics' boards:

*** mips-howto.sgml~    Tue Nov  7 09:45:30 2000
--- mips-howto.sgml     Tue Nov 14 15:28:11 2000
***************
*** 296,308 ****
    This machine is a OEM variant of the SGI Indigo and therefore also still
    unsupported.
  
!   <sect2>Algorithmics P4032<p>
!   The Algorithmics P4032 port is at the time of this writing still running
!   Linux 2.1.36.
  
!   <sect2>Algorithmics P5064<p>
!   The P5064 is basically an R5000-based 64bit variant of the P4032.  A port is
!   ongoing.
  
    <sect2>DECstation series<p>
    During the late 80's and the early 90's Digital (now Compaq) built MIPS 
based 
--- 296,337 ----
    This machine is a OEM variant of the SGI Indigo and therefore also still
    unsupported.
  
!   <sect2>Algorithmics P-4032, P-5064, P-6032<p>
!   Algorithmics (<url url="http://www.algor.co.uk/";>) make a series of
!   single-board computers for MIPS prototyping, and maintain Linux kernels
!   for all of them:
!   <itemize>
!     <item>P-6032 is a new board for CPUs with 32-bit buses (QED
!   RM5231, NEC Vr43x0, NEC Vr5432, IDT 64x74)
!     <item>P-4032 is an older board obsoleted by P-6032.
!     <item>P-5064 is for CPUs with 64-bit buses, notably QED's RM70xx
!   and RM52xx series.
!   </itemize>
  
!   All the boards have common I/O plus ethernet and disk interfaces
!   onboard, with spare PCI slots for adding different controllers.
!   They're highly configurable, so will run with either byte order.
!   All are suitable targets for 64-bit kernels, but (so far) all the
!   Linux work we've done has been using 32-bit code.
! 
!   They're available, supported and documented with PDF manuals
!   available online, like 
!   <url url="http://www.algor.co.uk/ftp/pub/doc/p6032-user.pdf";>
!   for the P-6032.
! 
!   At the time of writing (November 2000) we are using a 2.2.x
!   kernel, and we're sharing kernel code with the ports being done by
!   people from MIPS Technologies Inc (<url url="http://www.mips.com";>).
!   Algorithmics wrote the floating point trap handler and emulator used
!   in this kernel - essential for MIPS CPUs to run floating point
!   operations reliably and correctly.
! 
!   Algorithmics' kernels and a link to the MIPS userland can be found
!   from a jump page at
!   <url url="http://www.algor.co.uk/algor/info/linux.html";>
!   
!   You can contact us at <htmlurl url="mailto:ask@algor.co.uk";
!   name="Algorithmics">.
  
    <sect2>DECstation series<p>
    During the late 80's and the early 90's Digital (now Compaq) built MIPS 
based 
-- 
Dominic Sweetman
Algorithmics Ltd
The Fruit Farm, Ely Road, Chittering, CAMBS CB5 9PH, ENGLAND
phone: +44 1223 706200 / fax: +44 1223 706250 / home: +44 20 7226 0032
http://www.algor.co.uk
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