[parisc-linux] State Of The Port

Thomas Bogendoerfer tsbogend@alpha.franken.de
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 15:37:59 +0100

On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 11:17:33PM -0500, Michael Ang wrote:
>         Thomas Bogendorf

look it up in the From: line:-)

>     Expects to have it working by this weekend. Lack of endianess
>     support is the main problem.  2.2.14 is the "latest" tulip.c
>     but has no big endian support.

the 2.2.14 tulip.c driver has big endian support as well as Donald's latest 
alpha version.

> Willy mentioned that we will have to think about running on 64bit at some
> point.

IMHO, it's way too early to even think about it. Of course 64bit is sexy,
but without a working 32bit userland it's a too big can of worms to open
right now. Linux/MIPS64 hasn't started before a reasonable distribution
existed, and I'm sure this wasn't a bad descision then.


   This device has completely bogus header. Compaq scores again :-|
It's a host bridge, but it should be called ghost bridge instead ;^)
                                        [Martin `MJ' Mares on linux-kernel]