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Re: Linux on Indigo2 (IP28) - R10000

To: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Re: Linux on Indigo2 (IP28) - R10000
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:06:51 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Martin Leopold <mleopold@tiscali.dk>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <20030611204117.GO29687@rembrandt.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> > > > I looked arround your website and saw
> > > > "mips64-linux-ip28-2002-06-28.tar.gz"
> > > > whoo.. Sounds exiting =]
> > > I know it's somewhat outdated. :-)
> > 
> > Hehe.. I tried it, and it booted. Whopee.. However the kernel-level-IP 
> > configuration (BOOTP) fails!? I'm not really sure why - the DHCP server 
> > just gave the IP and kernel-image a moment ago. This make me wonder: 
> > how far could I get with this kernel? Is it possible that I could 
> > actually boot an entire system with this kernel, or is that pushing it 
> > a bit?
> 
> It happens to work by accident, because the cachelines destoyed
> due to the speculative stores don't hit anything important. The
> 2.5 kernel fails much earlier.

 I recall fixing an IP checksum calculation bug in the 64-bit kernel last
year -- this may possibly be another reason of BOOTP failing (well, it
used to fail for me because of this problem back then).

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