Subject: Re: porting to a idt rc32332
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Cranor <email@example.com>
Date: 02/27/2001 15:21:26
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
H Girard <email@example.com> wrote:
>I am enquiring about porting netbsd to a idt79s332 eval board for the
>rc32332 ic . My ultimate intent is to design my own board for an embedded
>design I want to undertake after i am successful with the eval board.
>Do you know if such a port has been done successfully before .
yes, last summer i got BSD partly going on the IDT 79s134 eval
board (it also runs on 79s332). it boots using IDT/sim's tftp loader...
but i didn't do anything with the PCI interface, so it only runs from
a ramdisk (once booted).
there are some technical issues that need to be resolved before
support can be committed to the tree. the main problem is that the
rc32332 has a MIPS3 style MMU, but no 64-bit instructions. (e.g. so
all those dmtc0 instructions in locore_mips3.S have to be changed to
mtc0, etc.). also, the cache is 2-way, but has 16 byte lines (i hacked
around that, but a clean solution is needed ... cgd has some proposals
in this area). once these problems are sorted out we can commit to
tree. if you have a board and are interested in playing with what
i've got so far send me email.