Re: Curious as to the status of the MIPS port...
"Christopher C. Chimelis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > "el" stands for "little endian", which means that there are two ports
> > for MIPS processors out there, DEC station are little endian and SGI
> > machines are big endian, iirc.
> Ah, ok...yeah, makes sense. Are the little endian processors in the
> DECstations also 64-bit?
No, they have R3000-series CPUs which are 32-bit only.
The Jazz boxes are little-endian R4000-series, but they are also
> If so, I'm wondering if I can cross-compile from
> Alpha (which is also little-endian) or from a big endian MIPS.
You can cross compile from anything so long as there aren't bugs in
binutils preventing you from doing so :-)
> Once I get ahold of it, I'll know more. I've been trying to talk my dad
> into giving me this machine for years and he's now coming around :-) He
> knows nothing about the details of the hardware, so I'll have to wait to
> see the machine before knowing for sure it's an Indy and not a Challenge
> server or something...
The Challenge S is supposed to be essentially the same as the Indy and
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