On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:38:18PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> a few years ago...
> Fortunately, system size is still important for some applications. Witness the
> existence of a System Size Working Group in the CE Linux Forum. So yes, some
> people still care.
All but one of the new MIPS systems I got in the past years support memory
sizes in the GB range ...
> > The Cobalt case is special; it's firmware could almost be the definition
> > of the term crap ...
> Can't you use the firmware to load a second stage booter, which can load
> larger kernels?
That would be possible - but would still leave all the other limitations
of the original firmware such as not supporting netboots. Peter Horten
seem to have worked on something better.