Subject: Re: Problems with a DecStation 3100
To: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 08/07/1999 00:38:30
In message <199908070630.PAA16261@axp46.aist-nara.ac.jp>,
Toru Nishimura writes:
>| >> boot -f tftp()
>| 954672+43376+143476 -47c xfr addr : 0x8003000
>| Copyright (c) 1996,1997,....
>| /* seems to boot now ! */
>| The NetBSD Foundation, Inc. .....
>| NetBSD 1.4 (INSTALL) #12 : Fri May 7 19:50:42 EST 1999
>| DECStation 3100 (PMAX)
>| real mem = 12592912
>| avail mem = 9617408
>| using 307 buffers containing 1257472 of memory
>| cpu0 at mainbus0: cpu0 : MIPS R3000 CPU Rev. 2.0 with MIPS R3010 FPC Rev.2.0
>| /* why the CPU indicated is R3000, as I have a R2000 ?? */
>Because your process has R3000 PRiD (processor revision ID). When
>R3000 processor matured as volume-shipment quality, the distinction
>between R2000 and R3000 was just a marketing attribute. An ex
>MIPS-Japan guy told me long time ago (early '90) that MIPS sold slow
>clocked R3000 as R2000, if my memory serves correctly.
Um, not quite.... the pinouts are different. 3100 uses an r2000A,
which has an r3000 core, but an r2000 pinout. THe r3000 has integral
cache interface,a nd the r2000a needs more external logic, or some such.
I think one place this shows up is in synchronizing with writebuffer drains,
but dont quote me on it.
I think the mouse is an FAQ....