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Date:      Wed, 6 Oct 2004 09:56:17 -0700
From:      Peter Wemm <peter@wemm.org>
To:        Marcel Moolenaar <marcel@xcllnt.net>
Cc:        cvs-all@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: cvs commit: src/sys/ia64/ia64 machdep.c
Message-ID:  <200410060956.17014.peter@wemm.org>
In-Reply-To: <3E1495F0-1748-11D9-B102-000D93C47836@xcllnt.net>
References:  <200410060243.i962hSjr099465@repoman.freebsd.org> <20041005220848.G560@odysseus.silby.com> <3E1495F0-1748-11D9-B102-000D93C47836@xcllnt.net>

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On Tuesday 05 October 2004 08:31 pm, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2004, at 8:09 PM, Mike Silbersack wrote:
> >>  Log:
> >>  Add the Madison II, which is the second generation Madison. The
> >> Madison II
> >>  is model 2 in the Itanium 2 family and has up to 9MB of L3 cache
> >> and clocks
> >>  higher than 1.5Ghz. There's no LV variant AFAICT.
> >>
> >>  Revision  Changes    Path
> >>  1.190     +3 -0      src/sys/ia64/ia64/machdep.c
> >
> > If I get a quad processor Madison II system, can I boot w/o ram? 
> > :)
>
> Alas, you need at least 8 cpus because we load the kernel at 64MB. A
> video
> card with at least 32MB can be used as a workaround and gives the
> cheapest configuration.

I have a matrox MGA G400 that has a nasty habit of losing its bios flash 
and/or  configuration eeprom settings and reverting to a 32MB pci ram 
card.   I was actually waiting for it to happen again so that I could 
hook it up for a dmesg / ktr buffer that completely survives a reset.

-- 
Peter Wemm - peter@wemm.org; peter@FreeBSD.org; peter@yahoo-inc.com
"All of this is for nothing if we don't go to the stars" - JMS/B5



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