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Re: Re: Call for platforms

From: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org, Alexander Klimov <ask(at)wisdom(dot)weizmann(dot)ac(dot)il>, thomas(at)pgsql(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: Call for platforms
Date: 2001-03-26 20:39:10
Message-ID: 3ABFA8EE.96CF0B26@alumni.caltech.edu (view raw or flat)
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> > As mentioned earlier, Ultrix on RISC means that it is a MIPS processor.
> > Any hints for Alexander on how to do it *if* it is a MIPS processor?
> Not sure.  The only info I see in s_lock.h is in the "SGI" section:
>  * This stuff may be supplemented in the future with Masato Kataoka's MIPS-II
>  * assembly from his NECEWS SVR4 port, but we probably ought to retain this
>  * for the R3000 chips out there.
> That name doesn't ring a bell with me --- anyone remember what code is
> being referred to here, or where we might find Masato Kataoka?

I'm not remembering either...

> MIPS-II code may or may not be compatible with Alexander's machine
> anyway, but it's the only starting point I see.

The Ultrix machine is more likely to be a 2000- or 3000-series (older)
processor.

> Anyway, the last CVS update to port/ultrix.h that appears to have come
> from someone actually using Ultrix was rev 1.2 on 7-May-97, which
> predates the very existence of s_lock.h as a separate file.  So I'd
> definitely advise Alexander to find a tarball from that era and look at
> how Ultrix was handled then.
> I dunno if we even have tarballs from that far back on-line ... I
> suppose another possibility is a date-based pull from the CVS server.

What can we help with Alex?

                          - Thomas

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