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Re: Kernel Boot Hard Locks Indigo 2

To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@chem.unr.edu>
Subject: Re: Kernel Boot Hard Locks Indigo 2
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 01:02:34 +0100
Cc: Ian Chilton <ian@ichilton.co.uk>, Jesse Dyson <jesse@winston-salem.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001129112640.A22235@chem.unr.edu>; from wesolows@chem.unr.edu on Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 11:26:40AM -0800
References: <20001129191730.A22085@woody.ichilton.co.uk> <20001129112640.A22235@chem.unr.edu>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 11:26:40AM -0800, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:

> PROMs older than a certain date (which may be sometime in 1995)
> require ECOFF kernels because they are incapable of understanding ELF.
> The symptom is mentioned in the FAQ.  This seems to happen with most
> if not all Indigo2s and a few older Indys.
> 
> > > PROM Monitor SGI Version 5.1 Rev B IP22 Sep 16, 1993 (BE)
> > 
> > Not sure, Ralf will be able to tell you what's the score with that..
> 
> You need ECOFF.  My Indigo2 has this date also and does not understand
> ELF.

Rule of thumb, R5k IP22 can handle ELF, pre-R5k firmware may or may not.

  Ralf

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