[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP
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Fri Jun 15 12:28:29 CDT 2001
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> I will say that I'm very impressed with the performance of Linux on
> SPARC hardware. I wish they'd put the same amount of effort into
> optimizing their Alpha support...it's just plain SLOW. If they
> address this, a DS10 or DS20 running Linux might very well be desktop
> NO BASHING HERE, DAMMIT.
I seem to recall the reason for this being the amount of 64-bit unclean
code that is out there. I recall someone telling me that an Alpha
running linux spends most of its time trapping invalid memory accesses
and correcting them. I suspect the only reason ultrasparc isn't bitten
a LOT more by this is the 32-bit compatability.
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