Subject: Re: Intel XScale NetBSD?
To: Dave Mazzoni <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/30/2004 00:53:38
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Dave Mazzoni wrote:
> I'm very interested in BSD for embedded systems (such as the Intel XScale).
> I haven't found much embedded literature for BSD in embedded systems.
> Considering they comprise many orders of magnitude MORE "processors" in the
> world, having a BSD version tailored for embedded use would be very nice.
> Have I missed something on the net? I'm not sure where to start if I
> actually wanted to try the port myself.
You want the "evbarm" port of NetBSD, which is for "ARM based EValuation
Boards", see http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/evbarm/.
Source is in /usr/src/sys/evbarm, see
The mailing list archive is at
A bit of general information about NetBSD on embedded systems can be found
An article on how to do cross-compiling from a 1.6.x system can be found
The latest (binary) release can be found at
ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.6.2/evbarm/. Be sure to read the
one of the INSTALL.* files in there, they contain further hints for
installation. Please note also that NetBSD 2.0 will be released within the
next few days, which may be a major leap forward on all platforms,
including embedded ones like XScale, but also other ARM based
CPUs, PowerPC, and MIPS.
NetBSD - Free AND Open! (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)