Subject: Re: mips ports (was: pica port - when SGI ???)
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/1996 13:49:51
On Fri, 15 Mar 1996 16:27:36 +0100 
 Guenther Grau <> wrote:

 > I don't think the m68k ports are doing this. Does anybody know why not?!
 > I see that someone on the MAcC port is trying to get FPU emulation working,
 > but his integration work will only work on his port, not on the others.
 > I think the port masters of all the m68k ports should get together and
 > work the parts out, that could be shared between the ports. After all, this
 > is the area where NetBSD has it's biggest potential.

We've been trying to factor out the common m68k code ... It's a matter of 
having time ... lots more of the trap and process handling can be shared, 
but the subtle differences that crop up are sometimes time consuming to 

Thankfully, I have 3 m68k ports at home I can test these kinds of changes 
on (hp300, sun3, mvme68k).

Don't worry ... we'll get there :-)

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