> > > Looks like an attempt to build a 64-bit Indy kernel. Various people
> > > on the Origin support have completly broken the support for anything
> else in
> > > their battle tank-style approach ...
> > Ok, that explains why a lot of things are broken.
> > So who will be responsible for fixing all the broken pieces ?
> In the absence of the SGI people being directed to do a
> clean job, I suppose the problem falls to those who have
> an interest in a clean and portable 64-bit MIPS kernel.
> That would include MIPS, of course. But what about the
> rest of you - could we see a show of virtual hands? I
> know that TI has both 4K and 5K licenses, and may
> want to be able to exploit the 64-bit capability of the 5K
> under Linux. And the guys doing the Vr41xx ports may
> also be interested. Anyone else? Those of you with
> R4K-based DECstations, perhaps? Software shops
> looking to support high-end embedded MIPS in set-tops?
I took a crack at this a while back trying the non-brute force
approach. However, I'm only interested in it as a hobby (I have an I2
R4400, and I'd like to get into some embedded work with the SiByte chip
when it comes out). I was trying to make the computer look like a single
node (assigning a NASID of 0, etc..), but i got bogged down in the page
vs. node stuff before i got to far into it. I'd be willing to help and
test again, but i have limited time now, unfortunately.
I was going for functionality, not speed, obviously ;)
John Clemens BS, Computer Engineering, RPI 2000
email@example.com at home - Parallel Computer Researcher/Hobbist
firstname.lastname@example.org at work - Kernel Engineer