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Linux on LSI SC2005

To: "Bob Lund" <>
Subject: Linux on LSI SC2005
From: Ralph Metzler <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 04:49:13 +0100
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Bob Lund writes:
 > I'm trying to figure out how much effort would be involved in getting Linux
 > running on the MIPS core found in the LSI Logic SC2005. According to the LSI
 > documentation:
 > MIPS R3000 CPU, executing MIPS I & II and 16 instructions
 > BBCC with four write back buffers included
 > Two 32-bit timers
 > MMU 64-entry TLB RAM
 > 1 to 32 Kbytes of direct mapped or 2 to 64 Kbytes of set associative I-cache
 > 1 to 32 Kbytes of direct mapped D-cache
 > Any information is appreciated.

I did some work on an SC2000 about 18 months ago but only for one or two
weeks. The kernel and networking on the eval board was basically
working then but, AFAIR, there were problems (as in total lock up) with 
enabled cache in user mode. Without cache it was veeeeery slow.


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