Subject: Re: port to iPod (mp3 player)
To: John Clark <email@example.com>
From: Richard Earnshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/02/2001 23:53:38
> Grant Beattie wrote:
> > anyone thought about porting to the iPod?
> > details can be found here:
> > http://www.apple.com/ipod/
> > it's based on the ARM7TDMI processor. running NetBSD on that beast
> > would be very nice indeed.
> While I wouldn't dispute your claim, where on the Apple Site is it
> mentioned the
> CPU details... the pages I saw, were pretty much consumer, buy it,
> you'll love it,
> type marketing stuff...
> And why wouldn't there by a Darwin port to the ARM in general... I've
> thought about
> this off and on... but other requirements, like making money, don't
> permit much
> 'thinking on'...
I've seen a report from someone on an apple bulletin board (via some
posting from slashdot) who has taken one apart. It does appear that it is
an ARM-based system (The mp3 chip is a PortalPlayers PP5002B apparentlyy),
but I see nothing that suggests that it has an MMU, which would make
porting NetBSD to it tricky at this time.