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'''PMON''' is a freeware ROM-monitor developed for early LSI Logic MIPS [[R3000]] evaluation boards. Since its creation, PMON has become a very common [[firmware]] for MIPS evaluation boards and development systems.
 
'''PMON''' is a freeware ROM-monitor developed for early LSI Logic MIPS [[R3000]] evaluation boards. Since its creation, PMON has become a very common [[firmware]] for MIPS evaluation boards and development systems.
  
For old information on PMON, visit Phil Bunce's (PMON's designer) website at http://www.carmel.com/pmon .  The site has not been updated since 2002 and the code is from 1999.
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For old information on PMON, visit Phil Bunce's (PMON's designer) website at http://www.PhilBunce.com/pmon .  The site has not been updated since 2002 and the code is from 1999.
  
 
The original PMON code base is rather old now, supports relatively few boards and is not being actively worked on by a single project team. [[PMON 2000]] has become the unofficial successor of PMON.
 
The original PMON code base is rather old now, supports relatively few boards and is not being actively worked on by a single project team. [[PMON 2000]] has become the unofficial successor of PMON.
  
PMON comes with excellent documentation in HTML.
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PMON comes with excellent runtime documentation in HTML.
  
The latest PMON source, modifyed by Algorithmics is available as [ftp://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/linux/mips/firmware/pmon/pmonsrc-20011116.tar.gz pmonsrc-20011116.tar.gz]. It contains support for much more boards, [[R4000]]-style exeptions, and comes with more recent build system (for GNU make).
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PMON source from 2001, modifyed by Algorithmics, is available as [ftp://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/linux/mips/firmware/pmon/pmonsrc-20011116.tar.gz pmonsrc-20011116.tar.gz]. It contains support for several boards, [[R4000]]-style exceptions, and uses the GNU make system.
  
 
There is a PMON-VR fork for the [[NEC_VR4100]] as part of the [[Agenda-VR3|Agenda VR3]] HPC project.
 
There is a PMON-VR fork for the [[NEC_VR4100]] as part of the [[Agenda-VR3|Agenda VR3]] HPC project.
  
 
Linksys WRT54G and Asus WL-300g, a WiFi 802.11g AccessPoint (both [[Broadcom_SOCs|BCM47XX]] based) use PMON version 5.3.22 as a Linux bootloader.  PMON ported to the BCM47XX is available from the GPL'ed sourcecode for these devices.
 
Linksys WRT54G and Asus WL-300g, a WiFi 802.11g AccessPoint (both [[Broadcom_SOCs|BCM47XX]] based) use PMON version 5.3.22 as a Linux bootloader.  PMON ported to the BCM47XX is available from the GPL'ed sourcecode for these devices.

Latest revision as of 16:34, 8 February 2010

PMON is a freeware ROM-monitor developed for early LSI Logic MIPS R3000 evaluation boards. Since its creation, PMON has become a very common firmware for MIPS evaluation boards and development systems.

For old information on PMON, visit Phil Bunce's (PMON's designer) website at http://www.PhilBunce.com/pmon . The site has not been updated since 2002 and the code is from 1999.

The original PMON code base is rather old now, supports relatively few boards and is not being actively worked on by a single project team. PMON 2000 has become the unofficial successor of PMON.

PMON comes with excellent runtime documentation in HTML.

PMON source from 2001, modifyed by Algorithmics, is available as pmonsrc-20011116.tar.gz. It contains support for several boards, R4000-style exceptions, and uses the GNU make system.

There is a PMON-VR fork for the NEC_VR4100 as part of the Agenda VR3 HPC project.

Linksys WRT54G and Asus WL-300g, a WiFi 802.11g AccessPoint (both BCM47XX based) use PMON version 5.3.22 as a Linux bootloader. PMON ported to the BCM47XX is available from the GPL'ed sourcecode for these devices.