My Octane got as far as 'Calibrating delay loop... ' now. It works with
ARCS graphical console, which is a Good Thing. Memory identification is
correct. Caches work OK. I'm going to do the IRQs tomorrow, but I foresee
it will be really hard as there is no documentation for the HEART. Well,
we shall experiment.
Fortunately, the Octane has one really nice feature: the power button is
hooked up to an interrupt source. It may prove quite useful for debugging.
Interesting note: the ARCS console breaks when I change KSEG0 cache
coherence in the CP0_CONFIG register (in c-r4k.c). Of course, it breaks
sooner or later, not exactly afterwards, unless I flush cache exactly
after changing; it breaks immediately then. I don't give a hoot, because
IP30 has almost no RAM in KSEG0 and the kernel runs in XKPHYS, always
cached copy-on-write. But those of you with another machines might be
Paranoid: one who is truly in touch with reality.