Subject: Re: PA-RISC box fire sale
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/23/1999 08:57:52
* Todd Whitesel ( [990923 02:37]:
>[ Sorry for the wide distribution, but if you want to help bring *BSD to the
>PA-RISC, please respond to my work email ( by thursday! ]

Basic infrastructure for support ELF binaries is in place on FreeBSD,
and I am 99% both NetBSD and OpenBSD have EM_PARISC in their

Although there still are some additional things which might need to
be added, I will go through my HP-RISC ABI docs again.

The main idea will be people who actually have access to such a beast,
to start messing around with the hardware probes and getting specs
for the hardware.

I wish you luck, since HP isn't very forthcoming with technical
information. [I am still struggling to get ahold of the J2970A NIC

If we continue this thread we probably need to relocate it to the
appropriate hacker/tech lists.

Kind regards,

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven/Asmodai                  asmodai(at)
The BSD Programmer's Documentation Project <>
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