Subject: Re: Issue 63 of the NetBSD CVS Digest is out.
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/10/2006 08:04:38
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jul 2006, Matthias Drochner wrote:
>>> We have a new port powerpc64. [Matthias Drochner]
>> That was not me. Ross Harvey mostly afaict.
>> (It might be a bit early to call that a port, though.)
> How does that go with the "ppcg5" SoC project
> (
>  - Hubert

This is an excellent question, and one which we need to look at.  Right
now it appears that Ross Harvey's work is all oriented on the compiler
bits, whereas the SoC student is focused on the kernel.  (Right now he's
struggling with G5 framebuffer and OpenFirmware initialization.  I guess
there is some challenge with MMU contexts because the G5 runs OFW in
full virtual mode, unlike the G4.  I'm not a PPC expert, so my
explanation may not be exactly accurate.)

    -- Garrett

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
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