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Re: installation problem.

To: "William J. Earl" <>
Subject: Re: installation problem.
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:42:53 +0100
Cc: Ulf Carlsson <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from William J. Earl on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 09:34:05AM -0800
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980226120308.3903B-100000@calypso.saturn> <>
> As I understand it, the currently checked-in source must be recompiled
> to provide R4600/R5000 PC and SC versions for Indy, and those versions
> may not be fully tested on all R4000 and R4400 revisions.  In the not
> distant future, a single kernel will likely support all the processors,
> as does the IRIX kernel, but that is more work than just selecting
> the processor type at compile time.

the R4000PC part of the .72 current works at least on my Magnum clone. But
I've got an error report, that my kernel doesn't work on a Magnum with a
R4000SC. So I guess it's really related to the processor handling in the


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
                   [Linus Torvalds in <4rikft$7g5@linux.cs.Helsinki.FI>]

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