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From: Stuart Longland <stuartl@×××××××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] n64 stages for mipsel… any interest?
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:11:06
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] n64 stages for mipsel… any interest? by Stuart Longland
1 On 14/05/17 13:54, Stuart Longland wrote:
2 > I suspect this will take a fortnight or so… I have contemplating
3 > resurrecting the old Qube II for this, but it can't compete on RAM, and
4 > I haven't yet built the binaries with the NOP fix flag for them to run
5 > on Loongson.
6 >
7 > If I get some stages built, is there any interest in the community? I'm
8 > willing to throw them up somewhere where they can be mirrored (I can
9 > host here, but my uplink is ~1Mbps) and made accessible to all.
11 Well, after much compiling with a slow QEMU VM… here's the first batch.
15 I have not yet tried these out, *at all*, this is just the raw output
16 from Catalyst. I've simply thrown them up here with GnuPG signatures,
17 and will be trying them out sometime this weekend on my Yeeloong, which
18 is presently running OpenBSD/loongson.
20 These *should* work on Loongson 2E/2F, and anything else that is at
21 least MIPS-III ISA.
23 I have since found out that they will *NOT* work on MIPS64r6 (i.e. I6400
24 on QEMU) straight-up: but *should* be able to run on such hardware (this
25 is not tested yet) if you do the following:
27 - enable MIPS64r2 emulation by compiling the kernel with
28 CONFIG_MIPSR2_TO_R6_EMULATOR specifying the `mipsr2emu=1` kernel argument
29 - specifying the `nofpu=1` kernel argument to use the in-kernel software FPU
31 Otherwise you'll get the kernel dying with the message runaway loop
32 modprobe binfmt-464c (ask how I know… thanks to Maciej Rozycki for
33 guiding me on that). That's another avenue of testing I'll be doing.
35 As mentioned, if there's interest, I can have a crack at doing some
36 big-endian ones too for you SGI users out there, although given the
37 additional memory footprint of n64 over n32 and smaller RAM sizes of
38 such machines, n32 might be the better target.
40 Regards,
41 --
42 Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)
44 I haven't lost my mind...
45's backed up on a tape somewhere.


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Re: [gentoo-mips] n64 stages for mipsel… any interest? Stuart Longland <stuartl@×××××××××××××××.au>