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6<guide link="/doc/en/mips-requirements.xml"> 5<guide>
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8<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title> 6<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title>
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10<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 9 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
12</author> 10</author>
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14<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail> 12 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
16</author> 13</author>
17 14
18<abstract> 15<abstract>
23 20
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 21<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
25<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
26<license /> 23<license />
27 24
28<version>0.8</version> 25<version>1</version>
29<date>2006-02-12</date> 26<date>2010-09-01</date>
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31<chapter> 28<chapter>
32<title>General Requirements</title> 29<title>General Requirements</title>
33 30
34<section> 31<section>
318 </li> 315 </li>
319 <li> 316 <li>
320 <b>Notes:</b> 317 <b>Notes:</b>
321 <ol> 318 <ol>
322 <li> 319 <li>
323 IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an 320 IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an
324 R10000 Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work is 321 R10000 Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work is
325 currently being done by Peter Fuerst who maintains patches on his <uri 322 currently being done by Peter Fuerst, who maintains patches on his <uri
326 link="http://home.alphastar.de/fuerst/download.html">website</uri>. 323 link="http://www.pfrst.de/download.html">website</uri>. This kernel is
327 This kernel is <e>NOT</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The 324 <e>NOT</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The Indigo2 IP28 system
328 Indigo2 IP28 system suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative 325 suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative Execution</e>, a feature
329 Execution</e>, a feature of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on 326 of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on machines that are <e>Non
330 machines that are <e>Non Cache Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2 327 Cache Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2 and on R10000/R12000-based
331 and on R10000/R12000-based IP32 O2 systems. Details on the nature of 328 IP32 O2 systems. Details on the nature of Speculative Execution, and
332 Speculative Execution, and the issues it poses to the Indigo2 can be 329 the issues it poses to the Indigo2 can be found at the following URLs:
333 found at the following URLs:
334 <ul> 330 <ul>
335 <li> 331 <li>
336 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages 332 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages
337 51-55</e>) 333 51-55</e>)
338 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri> 334 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri>

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