Older blog entries for ralf (starting at number 6)

Time to wipe of the dust from my Advogato account before it collapses under it's load. For today I just certified a bunch of people.

Back to hacking the MIPS cache code. A few thousand lines of patches and what's left is still just evil and sinister.

>clickety<

Ok, MIPS 2.4.10 is out and after a minor glitch even working. Now it's time to hack on the floatingpoint support software for the kernel which was contributet by Algorithmics and hacked into the kernel. Looks fine but there are definately style issues to solve and they sent me a huge patch amalgated with tons of other stuff which I have to sort out first. Oh well. It's 5:24am and I'm hacking ....

What a day ... All the work just to find that gcc missoptimizes glibc when using -O3 ...

Nightshift. Updated the i386 -> ia64 crosscompiler rpm package.

Linux/Origin rocks. My dual processor Origin 200 just survived compiling a kernel at a load of way over 300. Guess we're approaching stability. Quite an advance in comparison to where we were just half a year ago.

Some nice guy in Switzerland gave me his used Indy, so now I finally have a sane MIPS desktop again and can continue to maintain the Indy kernel. Maybe finish the 64-bit kernel ...

So ... Now now my Merced machine finally got delivered after just four weeks of two day cargo. Did you fire a useless customs officer today? Anyway, got the box working after some troubleshooting and so IA64 will be the third Linux port I'm hacking on. Just to complement this I've new also opened (finally!) a Avogato account. Aside of this a bit more MIPS bug fixing.

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