Re: Linux on a RS/6000 with PowerPC and MCA
On Fri, 7 Apr 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I haven't heard of anyone working on the MCA RS/6000's. You'd have
> some code to write I'm sure.
Ayuh. Glad I'm not the one to do it.
> Speaking from the perspective of "IBM help". What'cha need? Perhaps I
> might be able to first find it and second get permission to send it your
Adam Fritzler appears to be the smart guy regarding the confluence of MCA
and PPC. Though he's pretty heavily loaded with Token-Ring issues, IIRC.
I suspect technical (HW- and register-level) docs for any PowerPC MCA
RS/6000 boxen would do it. But I don't know who should get it.
Someone with time, C skills and the appropriate hardware COULD raise their
hand and describe their platform(s)...
MCA platforms I've seen so far on LPPC-WS (dupes are likely):
7011, 7012, 7013 PowerPC models
RS/6k Mdl C10
It would seem like the best tack would be to go after the MCA PowerPC
boxen with an MCA port and a bootloader. Once that's working one could
then start playing with POWER's different MMU and instruction set.
Someone said that the PowerPC compiler can generate POWER code.
And I counted about 5 people with boxes expressing serious interest
in running Linux.
I don't count, as I don't kernel-hack or own any IBM RISC hardware.
BTW, any word on those PPC IBM NetFinity boxen's hardware?