[fpc-devel] Testing MIPS: newbie questions [offline, private]

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Oct 15 17:34:38 CEST 2012

microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 01:39:24PM +0000, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: > In 
> trunk, is there any particular reason why tbs/tb0072.pp refers to > 
> CPUSMIPS rather than CPUMIPS?
> Hey, what are you testing this on? I remember you got a new box but I 
> can't remember what it is....SGI something? Do they run big or little 
> endian?
> Israel

Somebody local was clearing an office, and I've just got hold of an SGI 
Octane (hopefully with a decent PSU this time) and an as-new Origin 200. 
Neither has Linux on it yet and they're big-endian, but having some real 
hardware around the place is always much more of an incentive than using 
emulators. I also got a (small) DEC Alpha system from him, haven't a 
clue whether it runs.

Also I got hold of an SGI Workstation 750 a few weeks ago- nice piece of 
kit, shame it's IA-64 (but that suits me, since I specifically wanted to 
be able to look at the bundled code format for something else I'm doing, 
and the Ski emulator's only good for nursery slopes).

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

[Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues]

More information about the fpc-devel mailing list