Subject: Re: support for Motorola Dragonball EZ?
To: Nancy Davis <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: netbsd-users
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.


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