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Re: MIPS SMP Linux

Subject: Re: MIPS SMP Linux
From: Daniel Walton <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 08:12:20 -0500
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> I would like to know if any one is using MIPS SMP
> Linux in the realworld(i.e., more than just for mips
> SMP linux development work)? I am specifically
> interested in broadcom BCM12500s running SMP Linux.

We have been using it on commercially deployed telco grade products
for 18 months or more. If you have been talking with Broadcom they can
probably provide references for you. I believe a large proportion of
their designs are Linux based now.

> If yes, I would like to know their experience in terms
> of stability and performance.

It's stability is fine with SMP. You application code will (should?)
crash much more than the kernel will :-)

Performance is relative to a lot of factors (board space/power/thermal
budget available). It's hard to beat the size/performance offered by
the 1250. 


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