Subject: Re: m88k system call convention
To: Bill Studenmund <wrstuden@fastloki.Stanford.EDU>
From: David Edwards <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 02/08/2000 14:03:49
On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > I'm 99% sure Motorola ported their SVR4 to mvme88k, and if we're going
> > to go ELF I strongly suggest we use whichever calling convention they
> > did.
> > 
> > One would hope that Data General's "SVR4" (DG/UX) also did the same
> > thing Motorola did, but gosh, why do I suspect we have one of those
> > cases here where one "SVR4" for a given architecture can't run the
> > other "SVR4"'s binaries? :-)
> That would be icky. But I *think* the different emulations should be able
> to handle it, shouldn't they?

Look for information on "88Open", which was an agreement (of sorts)
between vendors on how UNIXy OSes on the moto88k platform would be
implemented... IIRC, a lot of the apps that were targeted for this would
run on almost any of the (not exactly numerous) 88k platforms.