Subject: Re: Pegasos port status
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/17/2006 10:01:00
On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 07:05:08AM -0500, Matt Sealey wrote:
> Mrf, the usual mailing-list name mixup.
As long as I'm not being blamed for something I didn't do. ;-)
> You hit my radar because you asked about MPP pin configurations, which was
> something we ran into with other OS port guys.
Sure. One reason for that is that the Firmware/BIOS is often not
designed for performance or for complete OS use. I had bad
experiences with the 68k-based Macintosh ROMs which were designed
for OS use, but strictly MacOS use... And OFW on the Macs, which
seems complete enough for some use, but is clearly not on the ofppc
level of complete. Most of my work lately has been on embedded
XScale, other-ARMish, and PPC systems with RedBoot, U-Boot, DINK32,
and similar kinds of minimal ROMs that are meant for little more
than loading and jumping to the OS and basic board bringup.
> With our firmware, all you need to look at is the peripherals.
...and the interface to the firmware. ;-)
> (why are we doing CC-mess with this when it could just go to the mailing
> lists? I hate Majordomo and Mailman and the way it rewrites your headers..)
I tried redirecting to a single mailing list earlier, but that failed.
> On a lighter note, we do have an updated firmware that if people want to
> get a head-start on NetBSD right now, we can provide.
Cool. I don't currently have the round tuits, but hopefully someone
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