The linux-vax porting team is happy to announce that the Linux
kernel now boots to a shell prompt, on the DEC VAX architecture
(Digital Equipment Corporation, now owned by Compaq). The kernel
boots successfully on a MicroVAX 3100 model 38, with more models
close to booting.
The kernel can perform basic functions (cat /proc/cpuinfo), but
is not self hosting yet, nor does it support many of the
peripherals on these systems.
This is a major milestone for our project which has been running
since Sept 1998, and we would like to thank everyone on the
linux-vax mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
their help with this port.
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