Subject: "Malta" MIPS port committed.
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 03/13/2002 14:04:12
Wasabi Systems is pleased to announce yet another new NetBSD port. It
is to the to MIPS Technologies Malta evaluation board. Simon Burge did
the work, and has committed it to the main NetBSD source tree.

This port is the first to use the new "evbmips" directory under
sys/arch - other evaluation boards will be added to this directory
over time.

The Malta evaluation platform was designed in order to provide a
standard platform for development work with MIPS32 and MIPS64 CPUs.
The design is composed of two parts, the Malta board, which is an ATX
form factor board and holds the CPU-independent parts of the
circuitry, and a "Core" Board, which holds the CPU plus its System
Controller and fast SDRAM memory.

The port currently supports the MIPS32 4Kc CoreLV board with a Texas
Instruments F731940 CPU and a Galileo GT64120A System Controller.
Support for other CoreLV boards will be added as we get hardware.  The
board has been extensively tested running multiuser as a diskless NFS
client.  A binary snapshot is available at

Feel free to post comments/flames/suggestions for improvements to the
port's mailing list:, and bug reports using

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD: The right OS for your embedded design.