> I've got even better news for you:
> > Console: 16 point font, 400 scans
> > Console: colour PICA-S3 80x25, 1 virtual console (max 63)
> > Calibrating delay loop.. ok - 66.56 BogoMIPS
> > VDMA: R4030 DMA pagetables initialized.
> > Memory: 7276k/8192k available (640k kernel code, 276k data)
> > Swansea University Computer Society NET3.033 for Linux 1.3.38
> > NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.10 BETA for Linux NET3.031.
> > Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.032
> > IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
> > VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_5.6.0 initialized^M
> > Checking for 'wait' instruction... unavailable.
> > Linux version 1.3.48 (ralf@rio) (gcc version 2.7.2) #1 Tue Dec 26 14:25:07
> > MET> Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> > FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
> > ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: 00 40 95 e1 1d c2
> > eth0: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 12.
> > NFS: Got RARP answer from 188.8.131.52, my address is 184.108.40.206
> > NFS: Got file handle for /tftpboot/220.127.116.11 via RPC
> > VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
Yay! Well done!
> For all the people that are notorious benchmarkers here the results of
> Dhrystone (think it's version 1) running on a Acer Pica (R4400 133MHz)
> compiled with gcc 2.7.2 and -O3 optimization:
> > Dhrystone time for 100000000 passes = 373
> > This machine benchmarks at 268096 dhrystones/second
> For comparison I benchmarked a board with Trition chipset and a 586 at
> 100MHz. Same compilers and options:
> > Dhrystone time for 100000000 passes = 516
> > This machine benchmarks at 193798 dhrystones/second
I fear the DECStation will be a LOT slower... :-)
> Unfortunately I found that glibc still is quite far from getting 100%
> compatible with the Linux libc which makes it sometimes a bit difficult to
> build software for Linux/MIPS. Also the kernel is still relativly fragile
> so I didn't yet try to rebuild Linux/MIPS on a Linux/MIPS machine. But I'm
> getting closer!
Keep up the good work. I am now out of 'holiday from my computers' mode,
and will begin to get hold of the 1.3.xx stuff to begin integrating
my DECStation stuff with it. Let me know if I should wait for any
of the stuff you've done recently to be uploaded.
Regards to all on the list,
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