Subject: bin/3344: change request: mopd support for ECOFF
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/17/1997 14:01:25
>Number:         3344
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       mopd does not include ECOFF support for DECstations
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 17 14:20:03 1997
>Release:        NetBSD-current 1997-03-17
System: NetBSD Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.2C NetBSD 1.2C (DSG_4K) #1: Mon Mar 10 12:40:45 PST 1997 jonathan@Whisk.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/usr/src/sys.jrs/arch/i386/compile/DSG_4K i386


Mats o Janssons's mopd package is in the NetBSD source tree.  This is
great for booting NetBSD on vaxes or perhaps even PDP-11s or
Decservers.  However, it doesn't support the ECOFF format needed for

This is a serious limitation for NetBSD, since some revisions of
DECstation PROMs are buggy and cannot successfully boot via


Not relevant.


Add code to mopd to grok ECOFF-format kernel images, as does the
Ultrix mop implementation.  I can work on this but I'd need some
advice on the internals of mopd.