[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 11:34:05 CDT 2001

  I think what James was referring to is the Linux world's penchant for
doing half of a port to a new architecture and then announcing it as
"ported to a new architecture".  They started screaming "we run on
DECstations! we run on VAX! penguin penguin penguin! blaaaahhh!!"
as soon as they had basic CPU support and bootstrap code written.  The
machine would come up, identify the CPU, probe memory, and promptly

  This was their idea of "supported".

     -Dave McGuire

On June 15, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> I thought the definition was machine that has a distribution that claims
> to support in.  On some machines (like the VME machine in question), that
> probably has the same effect, but some distributions are more responsible
> than others.
> --
> Joshua Boyd
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, James Sharp wrote:
> > > You heard wrong.  Linux may not be _supported_, that does not mean it doesn't
> > > run.  I had it running on a 600 board with dual SM-100s (quad 40Mhz) for a
> > > while.  Support for the VME bus was supposedly, but in the configuration we're
> > > discussing, who cares?
> > 
> > Don't forget, Linux's idea of a "supported machine" is one that gets
> > almost to multiuser about 50% of the time.
> > 
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