Subject: Re: support for Motorola Dragonball EZ?
To: Nancy Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/2001 16:14:27
On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 02:03:15PM -0700, Nancy Davis wrote:
> Are there plans for support of the Palm device w/CPU
> from Motorola? (i.e., Visor, PalmPilot)
Unless I'm mistaken, these devices don't have memory management
units. NetBSD currently relies on there being an MMU. While
some folks have speculated about a version of NetBSD that could
run on a system without demand paging, no one has done the work
or paid for the work to be done. I believe that some version of
"uCLinux" is running on the PalmPilot.
Of course, you can use NetBSD (on any system with a serial port
or USB, I think) as a host for talking to a Palm or Handspring
device. I use NetBSD/i386 with my aging Palm Professional.
However, there are a number of MIPS-based handhelds that are
supported by the hpcmips port of NetBSD.
Allen Briggs firstname.lastname@example.org
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