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Re: Newbie question...

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Subject: Re: Newbie question...
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:31:48 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 05:50:06PM -0400, mjpento wrote:
[Indigo R3000]

> 1. Is there someone out there working on a port to the R3000's 
> Indigo's? If so, does someone know who it is or a link to a 
> website??? etc ...

Rumor was that Michael Engel was working on the Indigo. I've got
such a beast as well (okay, it's an OEM version build by Siemens
Nixdorf), but there's no Linux running on this box these days.

From what I've heared, the Indigo R3k is quite different to most
other supported machines (Indy, Indigo2) so a port will be
somewhat difficult. The machine isn't the fastest one (well, 
mine is running wirh Irix 5.2 and the flight simulator is quite nice
to play with:-), but it *would* be more then fast enough to run
Linux.

> 2. Since I am rather new to porting, is there a resource that you 
> folks would suggest out there on the internet that would be a good 
> starting point for information or tips on the best porting methods?

Porting Linux to Indigo R3k is difficult. There seems to be no
hardware documentation available (except Irix header files). So
porting will be a means of reading header files, using an oscilloscope
and disassembline Irix' kernel. 

> Any help would be greatly appreciated,

I'd really *love* to see Linux running on Indigo R3k, but I'm not
experienced enough to do the port. However, I'd like to help and
cooperate with more experienced programmers to make it running, but
they're more or less fixed to their bigger^Wfaster machines...

Michael, have you had any success with your Indigo R3k?

MfG, JBG

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