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Subject: Indigo R3000 PROM calls /
From: Michael Engel <>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 23:12:02 +0200 (MET DST)

I had some time over the weekend and started to hack on Linux for my
good old R3000 Indigo (oh yeah, I should better try to write drivers
for the PMAG-F and the FDDI adapter in my DECstations but Indigo 
hacking seemed to be more fun ;-)). I can load the kernel from sash 
and it actually starts at kernel_entry (whow) and - no wonder - crashes 
somewhere in init_arch (because I didn't change anything there ...).

Now, it would of course be nice to have some kind of debugging output
early on. Does anyone know if the R3k Indigo has the same ARCS console 
semantics as the Indy ? I.e. there is a PROMBLOCK struct at address 
0xa0001000 (as defined in include/asm-mips/sgiarcs.h) which points to 
romvec which I can then use to dereference PROM functions ? Or is it 
something completely different ? 

Of course, if someone unexpectedly finds some Indigo R3k hardware docs 
somewhere, I'd appreciate it ;).

Best regards,
        Michael Engel   (

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