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Newer version of libc6-dev package causes havoc

I have a mips64 machine running Debian Wheezy. GCC compiler installs without any issues, however, linker is having some trouble: apt-get install gcc make gcc helloworld.c -o helloworld /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Did Windows ever support any hardware architectures other than x86?

Microsoft Windows Internals, 4th Edition says: The architecture of the Intel x86 processor defines four privilege levels, or rings, to protect system code and data from being overwritten ...
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Interrupt kernel process or another interrupt [closed]

When interrupt occurs, how its handler knows that what ran before its execution (I.e. what this interrupt interrupts)? How this interrupt recognizes if kernel thread or system call or another ...
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Failed to start VNC server on `(null)': address resolution failed for localhost:5900 when trying to start qemu

When I try to emulation mips program, I have Failed to start VNC server on '(null)': address resolution failed for localhost:5900 when I try to start qemu: root@ubuntu:~/debian-qemu/be# ...
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What is the difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture? [closed]

what is the basic difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture?
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Where to find libc.so.0

I'm running a MIPS image in Qemu and a program I'm trying to run shows that libc.so.0 is not found. Libc.so.6 is found in /lib/mipsel-linux-gnu Does anyone know where I can find libc.so.0 or solve ...
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MIPS as a measurement of raw integer data processing

I'm looking for a way to contextualize generational differences in computing performance. Is this a correct application of the MIPS measurement? MOS 6502 - 0.500 MIPS at 1 MHz. As an 8-bit CPU it ...
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Why MIPS CPU has 32 Register? [closed]

Why MIPS CPU has 32 registers in the register file? Could it be more or less? What's the impact if we modify the size of register file?
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What does cpu MHz mean in /proc/cpuinfo?

I own Quad-core Core i5 laptop. I got curious to know how much time it takes for my laptop to execute a simple instruction. So, I did cat /proc/cpuinfo. Below is the relevant portion of it, model ...
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what is the difference/similarity between MIPS and FLOPS?

I believe both MIPS and FLOPS are metrices for calculating processor speed. What is the difference between them? Are they in any way related or dependent on each other?
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How reliable a measure of relative CPU Performance is MIPs?

I notice no marketing mentions MIPs, and its not mentioned in specifications for processors. How reliable is this statistic? By now we all know more Mhz and Ghz is not necessarily a good direct ...
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Is the MIPS architecture more related to Harvard or Von Neumann?

I can't seem to figure this out from the related wikipedia pages: Von Neumann architecture MIPS architecture Harvard architecture
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What is Bogo MIPS, DMIPS

1.) I have read about bogo on wikipedia, but could not get clear idea. So what exactly is bogo mips? What does the table of rating and index for bogo mips for different processors mean? 2.) Whats a ...