Subject: Re: Intel i960 port
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 03/21/2000 08:45:14
	I'll update the page to read:

    There were a few variants of the i960 architecture that included
    an MMU, but virtually all of the i960 devices shipped, such as
    X-terminals, printers, and routers, were based on the cheaper
    non MMU version.

	Which seems to describe the situation more accurately, though
	possibly with a surplus of punctuation.


On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:

> > I think only the MC & MX had MMUs, and all the rest don't.
> ...
> > I've still never seen an MC.
> Both of these statements agree with my own i960 experiences.
> I do recall seeing an MC databook. It felt like a resurrection of the i432,
> with gobs of CISCy instructions arranged so that they could be emulated in
> software if necessary. Clearly, it would die a quick and merciful death.
> All the volume i960's were embedded controllers. AFAIK there are no i960's
> with real MMU hardware available in any worthwhile quantity.
> Todd Whitesel
> toddpw @