On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 03:46:24PM +1000, Glenn Barry wrote:
> >AFAIK, this ability isn't too supported anymore. The guy doing this
> >has apparently decided to quit. While I'm sure this doesn't make such
> >modifications impossible, it likely makes them more difficult and more
> This modification is currently being done with RM5200 boards and
> replacing the CPU. You can read more about it at
> The RM7000C @ 600MHx chip currently works fine in IRIX, sorry I should
> have specified that this isn't specifically related to Linux, I just
> thought that you people would have the best knnowledge of the SGI's
> outside SGI themselves, given that you've been able to port Linux to
> some of their machines.
Kumba and I do know all about the RM7000C work, as we are frequent
visitors to nekochan.
What Kumba was referring to what the mid-August post by ChicagoJoe (on
page 14) stating that the company that had been doing the BGA chip
replacement is not taking on any more work.
> >This would quite likely require direct access to the source code of
> >the IP32 PROM. I think only IRIX developers have this access, and
> >there are likely license issues that would get in the way of modifying
> >such code to allow for detection of the RM7900
> Hmmm...given that the O2 line is discontinued I wonder if SGI would
> really object to having the code modified.
To get the PROM source, you'd really have to be in bed with SGI, as many
other folk from here have asked for a lot less and had no success.
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