Re: Some SGI O2 questions
Michael Dosser wrote:
> * On 2006-04-21 00:10 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > - Is it possible to install testing on it or does this make no sense at
> > > all? Are there images available?
> > The current beta2 of debian-installer is still based on 2.4.27, and has
> > no O2 support. The plan is to upgrade the installer once the kernel
> > proves for a while to hold up, this may uncover some snags for the
> > 2.4 -> 2.6 transition.
> > Currently ypu best option is to install from Martin's image and then
> > upgrade to testing.
> Great. I found out, that I was completely wrong. I have ``etch'' in my
> sources.list which of course *is* testing. Sorry about that.
> > > - Login via ssh takes quite a long time: after displaying the motd it
> > > takes about six seconds to give you a shell prompt. Why does it take
> > > so long? Is this ``normal'' on the O2?
> > It is only a 180 MHz R5000, in terms of CPU power your I2 might be
> > faster.
> The I2 is a R4400@250Mhz. I thought, that the slowest R5K outperforms
> the fastest R4K (in terms of an SGI Indy: the fastest CPU for the Indy
> is the R5K, isn't that true?).
In terms of SGI marketing it did, I guess. :-) But the superscalarity
of the R5000 doesn't seem to be of much use with the standard ssh
The R5000-180SC is supposedly the fastest Indy, but there was also
a R4000-250 version. I guess it depends on the programs you run.
> > > - I have tested the memory with memtester and it seems to be ok. Then I
> > > wanted to apt-get the kernel sources for the running kernel
> > > (2.6.16-1-r5k-ip32) and did not find them ... I tried this because I
> > > wanted to stress test the machine. How do I check out the Debian
> > > kernel source?
> > Add in /etc/apt/sources.list a deb-src line similiar to the already
> > existing deb line. See also: man sources.list.
> I have had:
> deb-src http://debian.inode.at/debian/ etch main
> already in my sources.list. I checked the kernel out by issuing:
> # apt-get source linux-image-2.6.16-1-r5k-ip32
> I used the .config from /boot/config-2.6.16-1-r5k-ip32 and it complains
> Makefile:449: /usr/src/linux-2.6-2.6.15/arch/mips64/Makefile: No such
> file or directory
> What did I do wrong?
Use the package build infrastructure instead, like calling
linux32 dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot 2>&1 | tee ../makelog
in the directory apt-get source created.