Subject: Re: Linux on PS1, how'd they do that?!?!
To: Rob Healey <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/2001 15:50:18
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 05:09:25PM -0500, Rob Healey wrote:

 > 	There's been recent hay made on an alpha Linux distribution,
 >, for the Playstation ONE?!?!
 > 	Anyone know what chip the PS1 uses? I didn't think it would have
 > 	the MMU, let alone the memory and I/O capability, to run anything
 > 	*ix in nature. Is there a secret full function serial port on the
 > 	PS1 like the Dreamcast has to uses as a console and/or I/O port?
 > 	Thoughts? Comments? Brick bats?

The original PlayStation has a MIPS processor -- it's entirely
possible that they didn't rip the TLB out of the core....

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>