Subject: Re: IBM ROMP/RT port
To: Dan Linder <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 03/01/2002 09:13:24
On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 10:09:13AM -0600, Dan Linder wrote:

 > I noticed that OpenBSD has a few people working on a port to the IBM PC/RT
 > (the ever popular ROMP processor).  I was wondering what NetBSD's status
 > on this port is.  Do all interested RT people head over to Open?

Well, I'm interested in ROMP/RT, but I certainly would never willingly
contribute to their port :-)

 > I'm thinking about getting involved in a port, and the RT appeals to me
 > for whatever reason (probably because I have one), and I'm wondering where
 > to invest my efforts.

The biggest challenge is going to be the toolchain.  GCC's ROMP bits have
been stale for quite some time, and someone needs to do an ELF ABI and
implementation for the ROMP.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>