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Re: fulong/loongson kernel?

Zhengpeng Hou wrote:
> Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am willing to test a Debian installation on the fulong, but I am
> > unsure about its support. Browsing all linux-image-* packages I couldn't
> > find any specific for loogson2e. Hence my question: is it supported at
> > all by Debian testing/lenny?
> > 
> the 2.6.26's patch for loongson2f is here:
> http://linuxfire.com.cn/~freeflying/linux-2.6.26-2f-1.patch
> if we can have this patch in debian's kernel, we can run debian on lemote's
> machine directly, without any modification.  

This is a huge patch. Is there work ongoing to bring it (via
www.linux-mips.org) into the mainline kernel.org kernel?

> but ICT(who is the designer of loongson) has patch for binutils, which can be found here:
> http://linuxfire.com.cn/~freeflying/200_loongson2f.dpatch which is based on 2.18.50

I wonder what it works around specifically. It seems to clear bits 28
and 29 of all jump targets, something that makes me feel uncomfortable
on a 64-bit system.

> and the gcc's patch has been merged into gcc-4.4 already.
> actually I'm using debian lenny/sid on a lot of loongson2f based machines now.
> And also there has another netbook  based on loongson2f, which will be selled
> firstly in france, details can be found here:
> www.gdium.com

This reminds me to give a word of warning: I tried to buy a different
loongson based netbook (Jisus V1) from www.vanderled.com, but this
appears to be a scam. So far I sent money and got nothing in return.


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