I've been playing with the 1.3.62 kernel for the DECStations some more,
and have uploaded the latest version to my ftp site. This should be
mirrored on fnet within a day of this message (right, Luc?) and has
the same name as before:
Please try it out, as it does quite a bit more than the previous version,
including accessing the clock correctly (at least on DS5000/2x's).
I am trying to track down a continuing problem with the production
of DEC-compatible ecoff binaries. It appears that gas may be the culprit...
as whatever gas produces, the other binutils will happily create. I
still can't see why there are two different types of ecoff-littlemips
binaries though... e.g.:
vmlinux: mipsel executable not stripped - version 2.11
vmlinux.2.6.2: mipsel executable not stripped
...the version 2.11's are the only ones the DECStation will load.
In the meantime, anyone wanting to compile DECStation code is advised
to build a version of binutils 2.6.x with the target as mips-dec-ultrix:
and to make the standard release of linux/MIPS gcc use these binutils
(i.e. specifically as) to produce .o's until I figure out what's really
happening. The other standard mips-linuxelf-* binutils (ar, nm, ld etc.)
will then happily deal with the resultant .o's and produce archives and
link objects in the DEC-compatible format provided you tell ld to expect
ecoff-littlemips input and produce it as output:
ld -b ecoff-littlemips -oformat ecoff-littlemips
Ralf: I was going to wait a little bit until the latest round of
kernel hacks had settled before re-integrating the DECStation goo.
Could you code-freeze at some convenient point so I can grab a
snapshot of the full tree and re-integrate... this should probably
make our jobs a little easier, as I have plenty of patches to sort out.
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