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Re: Linux/MIPS on quad-R4400 Challenge L

To: Pete Black <pete.black@metering.co.nz>
Subject: Re: Linux/MIPS on quad-R4400 Challenge L
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:48:44 +0100
Cc: "'linux-mips@oss.sgi.com'" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <8BEF9F7FD6FEA8409D2A706B2D6D32280553FF@server1.metering.co.nz>; from pete.black@metering.co.nz on Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 11:16:31AM +1300
References: <8BEF9F7FD6FEA8409D2A706B2D6D32280553FF@server1.metering.co.nz>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 11:16:31AM +1300, Pete Black wrote:

> I happen to have acquired a quad-R4400 SGI Challenge-L server.
> 
> It's big, it's black, and it seems to run OK.
> 
> Is there any support in Linux/MIPS for a beast like this?

The Challenge L isn't supported.

> >From what i read on the FAQs, the Multi-processor versions of the R4400 are
> not supported.. will there ever be a time when Linux/MIPS will run on a
> machin elike this, or am i stuck with IRIX for the rest of this machine's
> life?

Standard approach - send me a Challenge L and hardware docs with permission
to publish code based on it and we can solve your problem :-)

  Ralf

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