[fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 09:49:42 CET 2012

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 29 January 2012 17:52, Pierre Free Pascal  wrote:
>> It seems that lots of developers have the same issue about finding
>> MIPS machines for testing ….
> What about contacting the main developer of OpenBSD. I can't remember
> his name, but I believe he lives in Canada or something. Anyway, I saw
> a photo of the server farm for OpenBSD (a photo dated 2009 - still
> available on the www.openbsd.org website). Two huge racks with a huge
> variety of architectures in there. Maybe he would be willing to give
> somebody a limited account on a MIPS system for testing. Open open
> source project help out another. Just a thought.
> Here is the photo.
>    http://www.openbsd.org/images/rack2009.jpg

One caveat is that (working from memory) SGI systems are hard-wired as 
big-endian while most appliance-scale devices are little-endian 
(although some development boards might be switchable).

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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