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Re: 80386 support
M> I expect it _will_ prevent people from working on non-
> privileged-tier ports, because anyone trying to will be
> - probably repeatedly - screwed over by people making
> changes to the main tree that don't work, or are
> unacceptably expensive, for such ports.
I'm not sufficiently familiar with NetBSD development to
know whether this is likely.
M> I recently discovered that as of 4.0.1 a 32M x86
> machine can, effectively, no longer self-host, because
> the compiler thrashes for hours trying to compile one
> of the source files...I have an hp300 with a grand
> total of five megabytes of RAM.
Could you cross-build it from a more modern machine?
M> There's another machine I have which is in a similar
> situation with disk space. As far as I know, no
> interface hardware exists at all (much less is commonly
> available, even as comared to the machine itself) to
> allow it to use even IDE, much less SATA, disks...
I have a Javastation Krupps that has no disk interface.
I've toyed with the idea of turning it into a diskless X
terminal or even just a simple music player. I will need to
learn how to set up a server for it to netboot from.
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