Subject: Re: Port to Sun 386i
To: Zach Lowry <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 06/02/2003 15:01:32
> [...] Sun 386i, [...]

Ah yes.  I have one myself, sitting around waiting for me to scrape
together the round tuits necessary to do something with it.

> I'm looking for advice, [...].  Would it be best to start with the
> i386 port, remove all devices except those explicitly available in
> the 386i and then merge drivers for Framebuffers and the like from
> the sun3 port?

I suspect it won't be quite that simple.  As I understand it - and of
course my understanding is incomplete and likely flawed - the i386 port
depends on the BIOS for a number of things, and the RoadRunner does not
have a BIOS in that sense - in that respect it's more like other Sun
models than it is like a peecee.

How much this will interfere with a port I have no idea; I'd have to
try it myself to have more than wild guesses.

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