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DECstation-Linux is going single user!

Subject: DECstation-Linux is going single user!
From: Harald Koerfgen <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 21:38:00 +0200 (MEST)
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <>
Hello all,

recently on a DECstation nearby:

Linux/MIPS DECstation Boot
This DECStation is a DS5000/1xx with 49152kB RAM
Got the following for the console env. variable: s
Moving Kernel Image from 80200000 to 80030000
Launching Kernel ...

Loading R[23]00 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00000230
Instruction cache 64kb
Data cache 128kb
Linux version 2.1.121 (harry@franz) (gcc version 2.7.2) #38 Sat Oct 3 20:43:14 8
Calibrating delay loop... 32.90 BogoMIPS
Memory: 47104k/49148k available (924k kernel code, 812k data)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
TURBOchannel rev. 1 at 12.5 MHz (no parity)
    slot 0: DEC      PMAZ-AA  V5.3d
    slot 2: DEC      PMAG-DA  V5.3g
Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 for Linux 2.1
NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.16 for Linux NET3.038.
Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.037
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP 
Starting kswapd v 1.5
DECstation Z8530 serial driver version 0.03
tty00 at 0xbc100001 (irq = 3) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty01 at 0xbc100009 (irq = 3) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty02 at 0xbc180001 (irq = 3) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty03 at 0xbc180009 (irq = 3) is a Z85C30 SCC
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
declance.c: v0.003 by Linux Mips DECstation task force
Found a LANCE for eth0, with hw-address 08:00:2b:37:f0:99
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 40k freed
Stand-alone shell (version 1.0)
> help
alias      [name [command]]
cd         [dirname]
-chgrp     gid filename ...
-chmod     mode filename ...
-chown     uid filename ...
-cmp       filename1 filename2
-cp        srcname ... destname
-dd        if=name of=name [bs=n] [count=n] [skip=n] [seek=n]
-echo      [args] ...  
-ed        [filename]
exec       filename [args]
-grep      [-in] word filename ...
-kill      [-sig] pid ...
-ln        [-s] srcname ... destname
-ls        [-lid] filename ...
-mkdir     dirname ...
-mknod     filename type major minor
-more      filename ...
-mount     [-t type] devname dirname
-mv        srcname ... destname
-printenv  [name]
prompt     string
-rm        filename ...
-rmdir     dirname ...
setenv     name value
source     filename   
-tar       [xtv]f devname filename ...
-touch     filename ...
umask      [mask]
-umount    filename
unalias    name
> -ls


Unfortunately, it does so only on my DS5k/133. My DS5k/240 hangs after "Stan".
Looks like my serial device driver still needs some polishing. Nevertheless, I
found the bug which has been annoying me for weeks and the task queues are
running now!

I'll put the stuff on the net tomorrow.

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