Re: Debian Woody running SMP on a SPARCserver 1000E (sun4d)
Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
I put rather a lot of work into this a while back and my patches are in
2.4.30, there are still some outstanding issues :-
Around a year ago I acquired a number of SPARCserver 1000E machines,
I have not made similar progress with a scratch-compiled 2.4 kernel.
Serial console does not work - use a frame buffer and keyboard.
UP is stable but SMP still crashes, looks like an IRQ handling problem
in SMP mode but ICBW.
I ran out of time and skills, so I have not done any more work, if you
would like to pick up the ball and try running with it I will try to
help you get started.
In general Sun4d is very similar to sun4m, if you look at the patches
that have been applied for sun4m but not sun4d this will probably fix a