Re: specific to Hartmut Kuptein
>>>>> "Phillip" == Phillip R Jaenke <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Phillip> On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 05:12:38PM +0200, Adrian Phillips
>> This is off the top of my head (but reasonably reliable
>> :-). The 40P is a 66MHz 601 based PowerPC, PCI/ISA bus, single
>> processor only model. It was the first of the PCI PowerPC
>> workstations released I believe (43P came out some months
>> afterwards) - because of the 601 its rather slow (in comparison
>> to the 604 based machines that came out soon after).
Phillip> I'll buy that, since upon closer inspection, the 'P'
Phillip> seems to typically indicate that it's a PCI bus system
Phillip> from further investigation. Still haven't found any full
Phillip> specs on it. Question remains, is the 601 gonna work? If
Phillip> the 601 is byte-for-byte assembly compatible with 603,
Phillip> I'd say definitely, but the 601 predates the 603, which
Phillip> leads me to believe that there may be 603 instructions
Phillip> that aren't on the 601. Somebody have a 601 or specs so
Phillip> they can check into this?
Again off the top of my head; the 601 was a PowerPC/POWER mixture - it
allowed AIX binaries to be taken from a POWER machine to the 601
machine and be run without recompiling. Now, there is a "common mode"
compile option still under AIX xlc but without checking the manuals I
can't say for sure how it handles the differences between the newer
PowerPC and older POWER chips (if at all).
I know for a fact that the "standard" info (AIX info) libraries don't
have specific information about the processor instructions although
the xlc manuals may have more info on this.