Subject: Re: ARC Firmware?
To: Tom Linden <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/06/1997 15:09:32
> 	There was some discussion on that a while back on
> 	Apparently there is some bit in the cpu (which Digital in all its
> 	wisdom decided could be used to distinguish between NT and UNIX
> 	such that in one version only ARC - NT would work.

Possible, but unlikely.   I was unable to find any evidence of such a
bit, or any OSF/1 behaviour that such a bit would disable.   And many
supposedly NT-only processors will run SRM - the P6, for example, is
documented as NT-only.   I think the actual problem is a bug in SRM
that the P7 processor tweaks - there are several documented
differences between the P6 and P7.