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Re: Current SGI Octane status

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: Current SGI Octane status
From: Stanislaw Skowronek <sskowron@ET.PUT.Poznan.PL>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 18:37:08 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <20050709093403.GB1586@hattusa.textio>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
> - IOC3 networking works, with 2MB/s maximum for a 30MB http transfer

This is strange. Ask Ralf.

> - Serial console works, but start of output is delayed. The driver
>   probably lacks transfer bootstrap, and starts transmisssion only when
>   the first buffer is full.

Yuck. What should be done about it?

> - Rebooting for SMP works, but this patch apparently broke arcload (hangs
>   after "Entering Kernel").

This was an unrelated problem, fixed.

> - Serial console and framebuffer initializations seem to be mutually
>   exclusive, that's impractical if you plan to route console (debug)
>   output over serial while working on the graphics console.

Heh, I work on the graphics console using the graphics console. It's more

> - 'echo "foo" >/dev/fb0' kills the machine.


I return -EINVAL in read and write on ImpactSR. Sick. Do you know where it
fails, exactly?


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