Subject: NetBSD/arm26
To: None <,>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 03/01/2000 17:47:00
I've just remembered I intended to mention this to the world (or a small
part of it) when the CVS server came back, so...

As some people have noticed, I'm working on getting NetBSD running on
architecture 2 (and 2a) ARM machines.  This basically means the Acorn
Archimedes and successors (though obviously not the machines NetBSD/arm32
runs on).  As a result of some interest from the rest of the world, I've
brought my work up to date with NetBSD-current, and I'm currently trying
to persuade my IRQ handlers to behave.

Answers to a few obvious questions:

Q: What's the point?
A: Hack value, mostly.

Q: When will it be ready?
A: Who knows?  If I don't get bored, we might have init running in a few
   months.  If I do get bored (and no-one else does it), it could be
   years.  I haven't got an awful lot of spare time.

Q: How can I find out how it's going?
A: <URL:
    projnum=64> or <URL:>

Q: How can I help?
A: There's a TODO list somewhere in CVS, but it's mostly single-threading
   for now.  A better bootloader, DDB/KGDB support and sorting out a
   sensible cross-building environment could all be usefully be done now,

Ben Harris