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Subject: Recently, on a DECstation nearby...
From: Harald Koerfgen <>
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1999 16:16:59 +0100 (MET)
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <>
Hi all,

thought you might be interested.

>>boot 3/tftp/vmlinux console=ttyS2
Launching kernel...
This DECstation is a DS5000/1xx
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) #52 Thu Dec 31
Calibrating delay loop... 32.90 BogoMIPS
Memory: 47132k/49148k available (936k kernel code, 820k 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 1: MAGMA    PARALLEL Ver. A1
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
declance.c: v0.007 by Linux Mips DECstation task force
eth0: IOASIC onboard LANCE, addr = 08:00:2b:37:f0:99, irq = 2
Sending BOOTP requests.... OK
IP-Config: Got BOOTP answer from, my address is
Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 48k freed
INIT: version 2.71 booting 
Activating swap partitions
hostname: mips
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: /sbin/stoplcd: No such file or directory
Checking root filesystems. 

[Error messages snipped]

Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for normal startup):
[root@mips /root]# mount /proc /proc -t proc
[root@mips /root]# cd /proc
[root@mips /proc]# ls
1            5            dma          kmsg         partitions   sys
15           6            filesystems  loadavg      scsi         tty
2            bus          fs           locks        self         uptime
28           cmdline      interrupts   meminfo      slabinfo     version
3            cpuinfo      ioports      mounts       stat
4            devices      kcore        net          swaps
[root@mips /proc]# cat cpuinfo
cpu                     : MIPS
cpu model               : R3000A V3.0
system type             : Digital DECstation 5000/1xx
BogoMIPS                : 32.90
byteorder               : little endian
unaligned accesses      : 0
wait instruction        : no
microsecond timers      : no
extra interrupt vector  : no
hardware watchpoint     : no
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available
[root@mips /proc]# ps
    5  S2 S    0:00 init boot
    6  S2 S    0:00 sh /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
   15  S2 S    0:00 -bash
   30  S2 R    0:00 ps
[root@mips /proc]#  

This is my actual source tree, with root-le-980323.tar.gz, available from mount, unmount and swapon on this root
filesystem cause segfaults. I have replaced these with rpms from Cool, isn't it?

Well, init takes two or three minutes for completition, but then nearly
everything works smooth. Except changing the runlevel, I am still working
on the config files.

Happy new year.

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