Subject: Re: Port to Sun 386i
To: Zach Lowry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
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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