Subject: RE: AS/400
To: Florian Laws <>
From: John A. Maier <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 04/17/2000 08:54:00
> > 	The hardware docs are probably going to be the biggest stumbling
> > 	block...

Yep, IBM is very clandestine about their mini/mainframe technology.

> From what I heard from a Linux/AS400 porting project,
> the AS/400 has no MMU, I guess this could be a problem too.

They probably had someone on the inside pass them docs under the table...

IBM does not like anyone elbowing in on their OS market.  In the long   
run, IBM make a great portion of their money off of maintenance and OS   
upgrades etc. for their hardware.  Especially after Bill Gates, they   
aren't quite so quick to make such a mistake again.

I did some searches (yahoo, lycos, and altavista) for an AS/400 Linux   
port, and didn't find a thing.  So again, just like the Game Boy Linux,   
I'll believe it when I see it.