Subject: re: new openblocks
To: Chrischen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: M L Riechers <email@example.com>
Date: 12/31/2001 17:59:01
> So I was in Tokyo last week, and stopped by Plat'Home, famous for
> their small Openblocks PPC-based miniture computers....
> ...so I took the chance and got one....
Cool enough, but how do I get one? Are they exportable? I don't read
Japanese, and can't even so much as read the web page, much less the
documentation, so I'm stuck. I might be willing to port some of these
guys, (particularly the ones (if) based on MPC823), but right now I
don't know where to begin. Perhaps you can point me (possibly us) in
the right direction?
For a port itself, check out netbsd-announce Wed, 8 Aug 2001 03:01:23
> - Takashi Hosokawa, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who works for
> Plat'Home CO., LTD., a well-known UNIX system solution company
> in Tokyo, Japan. At Plat'Home, Takashi has been engaged in
> developing OpenBlockS, a PowerPC 860 based micro server.
> With great affinity, he has finished a new port of NetBSD to
> the OpenBlockS micro server. He will be working on integrating
> his new port into the NetBSD source tree, and will take on the
> role of NetBSD/openblocks port maintainer. Takashi's other
> interests include X11 and internationalization.
Also, port-powerpc, Tue, 16 Oct 2001 19:07:10 +0900 (JST), From:
Takashi Hosokawa <email@example.com>
> I'm now porting NetBSD on OpenBlockS (mpc860). But current pmap has
> bugs. This is only the reason why I do not import mpc8xx port into
Ah, yes, the pmap does have bugs: The pmap came from i386, and, I
agree, IMHO, it's not suitable for at least the mpc line -- I don't
know much about a PPC 405gp. A number of us have talked of re-writing
the pmap, but so far we've been pretty quiet about it.