Re: sun4 status
Thanks for the info. When I tftp boot the kernel image, I get:
Bus Error at Virtual address 0xFFECC01E (Physical address 0xFF20401E)
with PC 0xFFE82D38. Page Table entry is marked INVALID. Type 2.
This is with a 2.4.19-pre7 kernel so I guess there are problems with the
I would think userspace would be the same as sparc32. Only the kernel and
boot image would be different.
I don't need to use this machine for anything useful. I am developing
a vme bus driver for the SS600MP and I thought I would also try the
board drivers on a sun4 because they would be more useful there (and
also sun3 but I don't have any hardware). If sun4 is real broken, then I'm
that interested in porting the drivers to it.
Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 12:48:20PM -0400, Robert Reif wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a sun4/300 series machine that I would like use
> > so I'm asking about the possibility of a sun4 port.
> > I can compile a sun4 kernel on my sun4m system but
> > it doesn't look like silo/tilo supports sun4. Is this the only
> > obstacle to sun4 support or are there other issues. If not,
> > can someone help me in getting sun4 support working?
> You should be able to use the resulting image for tftp booting the sun4.
> The problem problem you will have is acceptable userspace. I don't know
> of any userspace for sun4. I don't think there's enough people
> interested to get it going. I would certainly not like to see Debian use
> up 3-4gigs on the mirrors for a sun4 port.
> I think you are all on your own for this one. That's ok though, because
> building a system from scratch is the greatest way to learn :)
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