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Re: What is best kernel/disto combination for SS20 SMP?

On Mon, 2004-07-05 12:15:27 -0400, JLB <jlb@twu.net>
wrote in message <Pine.LNX.4.53.0407051215150.26199@twu.net>:
> Why wouldn't they? Don't all CPUs labeled as "SPARC" have to meet the
> SPARC specifications?

It's not all *that* easy. There are optional parts which some CPU
implement, others don't. IIRC there's an emulator for some instructions
missing from some CPUs in the kernel, so that shouldn't be a problem for
userland IFF the kernel was correctly build for the right type of CPU.

Then, I'm not sure if the Ross CPUs are properly supported these days.
Maybe ask on sparclinux@vger.kernel.org ...


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