SOS Frequently asked questions
Question:I would like to be able to work from, is there anyway?
Answer: Yes, it is possible, there are two main ways you can achieve
- Working over ssh
- The easiest solution if you have a permanent 'net connection
ssh into one of the
and do you work from there. You can then use Sulima or the actual
hardware just as if you were in
asyst. The main
problem you run into here is how to reboot the machine. You can
either use the kernel debugger
to reboot the machine, or otherwise rely on someone physically in
the lab to reset it for you.
- Using the simulator at home
- The other solution is to use Sulima. You
can download this and install it on your home machine. You will
also need cross-compilers (well, unless you have a MIPS machine at
home!). You can either build these from source, or use these binaries
Question: When I try to boot, I get the
mips12> boot sos.danielp
192.168.1.1:sos.danielp: No such file or directory
Answer: This message is misleading. It may
also mean that you have not set the global read/execute
permissions on the file. For example:
chmod a+rx /tftpboot/sos.danielp
Question: When I try to do an IPC with 64
message registers things break, even though 63 works fine.
Answer: There was a bug in L4::Pistachio
header files. This has now been fixed. A
make clean &&
make should fix things.
29 Aug 2003.