In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Bradley D. LaRonde"
: 1. I've been able build and run simple cross-compiled programs on my Vadem
: Clio, loading them using pbsdboot (a bootloader developed for loading NetBSD
: on a WindowsCE device) with a lot of help from Mike Klar (thank you Mike)
: and his LinuxCE-MIPS page at
: http://www.hacksrus.com/~mike/lince/lince-mips.htm. Also, thank you Ralf
: for making those cross-compiler binaries available. For the record, the
: Clio's processor is Vr4111, and I've been treating it like a R3000.
You should be treating it as if it is a R4000. The TLB entries are
exactly like a R4000... The locking functions may be different, but
if you treat the MMU as a R3000, bad things will likely happen.
: >From what I can tell, prom_init should get called from head.S before jal
: start_kernel. What am I missing?
Have you tried adding a few lines of assembler in head.S that tweaks
the LEDs to make sure that it is even getting called?
: I'm getting stuck in trying to understand ld.script.little and head.S.
: Where can I go from here? Any suggestions? Any advice about
: understanding/working with head.S?
Those I can't help you with. I know that the Vadem CLIO and the Sharp
Tripad are the same beastie (if anybody knows the OEM that makes
these, please drop me a line). I know that NetBSD/hpc boots up to the
root partition prompt and that I've hacked vrkiu to grok the vadem's