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Re: DECsystem 5500 available (fwd)

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: DECsystem 5500 available (fwd)
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:42:04 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-vax@mithra.physics.montana.edu, Wolfgang Rupp <rupp@chello.at>
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On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 10:36:32PM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  We may be interested in getting this system to add Linux support.  It is
> quite rare and despite having an R3000 processor as its main computational
> unit it actually has a VAX processor as well, which is used for executing
> diagnostics.  There is some programming-level documentation available --
> much enough I think a port should be moderately easy, at least from the
> hardware point of view.  Code may require major surgery here and there,
> though.
> 
>  I'd take the system myself as it would be a good check for portability of
> code, but it's out of reach for me at the moment.

As long as I won't have to learn VAX assembler ;-)

  Ralf

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