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> This is indeed a nice project. Somehow it's even a back to the roots thing.
[historical anecdote deleted for brevity]
> That much about history ...
I can imagine.
For me, the board (I kinda call it 'minirisc') serves two purposes: 1)
I think that MIPS'es are cute little things so I want to play with 'em
(possibly the cleanest RISC there is - flames to /dev/null), and 2)
trying to port Linux to it would get me to know more about kernels.
Since the board (i) use the R3051 (MIPS-I ISA), (ii) is big-endian,
and (iii) the R3051 has *no* TLB, there should be enough work :-)
An ex-colleague of mine wants to do a similar project (we've heavily
traded ideas, memory layout etc), and for lack of other things to set
the thing to do, he want it to run GhostScript.
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