Subject: First-draft AlphaBook support
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/1998 22:33:45
Hi folks...

I just committed a first-draft at AlphaBook support; It was mostly a
copy-search-replace exercise, with some slight frobbing in the interrupt
mapping code...  The commit message:

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Very preliminary support for the Tadpole/DEC AlphaBook.  These are basically
AXPpci33 machines + power management and a Cirrus PCI-PCMCIA controller.

There is currently no support for the power management facilities, and
the PCI-PCMCIA controller driver needs some work, but this should boot
and run from disk.
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As noted, it should Just Work if booted from disk.  (Or network!  Apparently
the SRM on these puppies understands how to talk to a 3Com 3c589 in a
PCMCIA slot!!)  The power management code isn't written, and the PCI-PCMCIA
controller driver doens't work yet.  I hope to address the latter Soon on
an i386 system.

If anybody has one of these things, please let me know so you can try it

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