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Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:40:46 -0400
From: Nigel Sollars <>
Subject: Re: Linux MIPS

Just as an update, finally got the indy's up.

Normal john build using ( vanilla tarball )

  make generic

Works fine,

Not sure about the jumbo patch though I will send results once I have them,


On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM, Nigel Sollars <> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply,
> I have 5 SGi indy's that I am going to put deb mips ( Big Endian ),  These
> are 180Mhz each ( from an old cad company ).  I am looking at doing an MPI
> build with them.
> Nige
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Solar Designer <>wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:56:01AM -0400, Nigel Sollars wrote:
>> > I was wondering if there is a patch to add Linux-Mips to the make file
>> list
>> > of systems
>> I'm not aware of one I could share with you, although I think/recall
>> that people were introducing such make targets on specific occasions.
>> > or is it just generic?,
>> "make generic" should just work, yes.  Please try it and report back.
>> In fact, we'd probably have to add four separate Linux/MIPS make
>> targets: for big- vs. little-endian and for 32- vs. 64-bit:
>> says:
>> "On 64-bit the big vs. little endian ratio is rather very large in
>> favor of big endianess.
>> On 32-bit kernels there seems to be somewhat a majority of big endian
>> systems. Distribution download figures suggset approximately a 60:40
>> ratio."
>> Alexander
> --
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> Alan Turing

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