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    SubjectRe: porting lmbench test-suit from intel to mips platform.
    On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:22:22AM -0800, Vikash Kumar wrote:

    > linux kernel- 2.2.12
    > processor - pentirum III, 64 MB RAM, 667MHz.

    Yeah, that's the latest MIPS processor ...

    > lmbench test suit - used to test the memory bandwidth and latency
    > measurement for a system. downloaded from :
    > I downloaded and ran this lmbench test suit successfully on intel i386
    > platform and i got the result.
    > Then i installed cross-compiler ( egfcs-mips-linux-1.0.3a-1.i386.rpm and
    > binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1.i386.rpm ) in my intel box for mips platform.
    > After compiling the suit in intel box ; when i run the test (on mips
    > platform) the system hangs and the message appears " Setting flush to zero
    > for <function name> "..
    > this message is comming from traps.c file in the kernel.
    > could u please let me know..
    > 1. The reason for this message

    Reason is dirt rotten old or missconfigured kernel. Run a kernel with
    fpu emulator enabled.

    > and why the mips system hangs up.

    Not related to this message. You also didn't say at all what hardware
    you're running on.

    > 3. Is there any site where test suites for testing various drivers are
    > present for MIPS platform. test suite for
    > network driver(eepro100- 82559) , flash , ide.

    eepro100 is successfully being used in at least one MIPS system.

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