these are the sort of things that would fry a new user

Dennis Clarke dclarke at
Sun Nov 18 13:17:55 UTC 2018

> Just checkout the code in via svn.
> This is where development happens.


> I'm building kernel/world on the PowerMac...

Must be a doc somewhere that gives pointers on how to get that going?

>>> 1. After a while the fans get louder. Running sysctl -a dev.fcu.0
>>>     gets them down again. After a while they will start to get
>>>     louder again.
>> Nope that isn't happening with whatever I am running here.
> OK. Which PowerMac are you using?

dmesg says :

cpu0: IBM PowerPC 970MP revision 1.1, 18446744071914.97 MHz
cpu0: Features dc000000<PPC32,PPC64,ALTIVEC,FPU,MMU>
real memory  = 2108362752 (2010 MB)
avail memory = 2012155904 (1918 MB)
random: unblocking device.
random: entropy device external interface
kbd0 at kbdmux0
ofwbus0: <Open Firmware Device Tree> on nexus0
cpulist0: <Open Firmware CPU Group> on ofwbus0
cpu0: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr0: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu0
cpu1: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr1: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu1
cpu2: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr2: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu2
cpu3: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr3: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu3

So I guess this is what the Apple folks called the "quad".


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