Subject: Getting off the ground : m88k -> dg88k, mvme88k, luna88k
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From: Christopher Tribo <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/2003 02:24:32
I did some scanning through the mailing lists and I've seen a few
messages here and there about very very preliminary work for 88k. Has 88k
support in the latest binutils come to a useable point? Is getting an 88k
target into our current toolchain unlikely? I'm wondering if any of the
code snipets people have worked on in the past are up in our cvs tree
anywhere or anything. It'd be nice to get whats been done up before its
lost, I know Allen has no time to work on a port other than specific
questions, Tohru has expressed interest, and I think Matt Thomas and a few
other people have too. Is it possible to make m88k an official port? Are
there required criteria that have to be met before hand?
I have at least one AViiON with DG/UX R4.11 MU04 I can make
available by shell and terminal server to the console. I think one of the
admins managed to compile GCC 2.97 something, but nothing past that was
Either way it seems to reason that dg88k should be up first for
the port list since that's where the most documentation, hardware and
software seem to be.
I'm trying to port NetBSD to my cup of tea, but it keeps kernel panicking
on refill. This is odd, because I ported it to my toaster and my bookcase
easily enough and it survives bread- and book-replacement fine.
Jared Earle - http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-ports/2002/07/04/0000.html