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SubjectRe: Linux boots on Wildfire^WGS320!
On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 12:18:11PM +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > Well, I'm finally getting around to sending out this announcement.
> > As can be seen on, we've managed to boot Linux on an
> > AlphaServer GS320. The only caveats are that one of the CPUs was out of
> > the system at the time (hence 31 CPUs, not 32), and that we haven't yet
> > finished the DISCONTIGMEM support for Alpha (hence the 480GB of memory,
> > instead of the real 256GB). Needless to say, things like kernel builds
> > run _really_ fast. Heck, I could put all of my workstation (several
> I want that machine! Hmm, would it fit in my room?
> Do you know why different bogomips on cpu #2,3,4 were detected?

Read calibrate_delay(). We only care about 8 bits and 1488.88 vs 1493.17
differ by about that.
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