Hi, I have been lurking for a while, and I love the site. Thanks for the all the help and info I have been finding. Recently I tried cloning the disk from an R10k O2 to a RM5200 O2. The OS is 6.5.29 on the 10k, and the previous OS on the 5k was 6.5.9. The system is much slower with the cloned 6.5.29 install. I went and disabled the same services, but... there is some kind of lag in interactivity. The console complains about the architecture changing. The framerate in Quake 2 is about the same between the 6.5.9 and 6.5.29 installs on the RM5200 machine. The disk went from a stock 4GB to a 10k RPM 9GB one, so that should have helped.
I know the R10000 and RM5200 are both MIPS IV, but is there some kind of optimization that IRIX does during the installation that I am missing out on by cloning between them (R10k does OOO, etc.)? Has anyone seen something like this before?
If there is no fix, then I will probably clone the 6.5.9 to the faster disk and then patch to 6.5.22, to get the Nekoware goods.