Re: Sparc Ultra5 (170)
On Wed, May 12, 1999 at 07:36:10PM -0700, George Bonser wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 1999, Ben Collins wrote:
> > The current sparc port runs on UltraSPARC's. That's not to say that it
> > is a 64bit user space. It is only a 32 bit user space, but runs none
> > the less. This is the same as the current UltraPenguin and RedHat 6.0.
> > There are no native 64bit sparc distributions yet (that was the
> > discussion you caught).
> This is from the UltraPenguin web page:
> UltraLinux is a fast 64bit free operating system, which supports up to 1TB
> of physical and another 1TB of IO memory, fully supports Linux/Sparc 32bit
> binaries plus will soon support 64bit UltraLinux ELF binaries. It uses the
> Visual Instruction Set for high bandwidth operations, even
> older 32-bit applications take advantage of this increased performance if
> they are dynamically linked. The 64-bit userland for UltraPenguin is half
> done, developers have initial statically linked ELF 64-bit binaries
> working. We will announce seperately the availability of this so others
> can experiment with it and help us out, so please be patient.
> SO it looks like it is a 64-bit kernel with a 32-bit user space.
Which is exactly what Booting the sun4u kernel from the slink bootdisk
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