Subject: A short update
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 05/26/2003 15:42:59
Just a short update on snapshots: later this week, I'll create a new
snapshot. Nothing much amd64-specific has changed in NetBSD since
the last snapshot, except a workaround for bad MPS tables as present
in the BIOS on at least the RioWorks Arima HDAMA motherboard,
as present in an Appro 2-CPU server. This error manifests itself
as PCI devices having no working interrupts. Unfortunately this
board also has a quirky ACPI implementation, so that won't work
for PCI interrupt configuration either. With the workaround, things
work fine using the MPS BIOS interrupt routing table, though.

I'll also include the gcc 3.3 release in the snapshot, although not much
changes with regard to amd64 in that since the last snapshot either.

In the meantime, I'd like to hear about your experiences if you have
installed NetBSD/amd64.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
NetBSD. Free, Unix-like OS. > 45 different platforms.