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Re: hp zx6000
On 12/22/07, KIYOHARA Takashi <kiyohara%kk.iij4u.or.jp@localhost> wrote:
> Hi! Kochi-san,
> From: "Takayoshi Kochi" <takayoshi.kochi%gmail.com@localhost>
> Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:19:21 +0900
> > > I get hp zx6000 (Itanium2 1GHz x2). I want to work NetBSD/ia64 on this
> > > machine. Please teach a present support status.
> > The development has stalled for a long time :(
> > I don't think it's compiling now.
> Oooppssss... ;-<
The code has bitrotted a bit. I've been through a distracting year and
haven't really been able to focus on getting things together for a
while now. There's a chance things might change in 2008 :-)
> > Once the cross toolchain works, I think the EFI loader works.
> > But any of the platform related code (BIOS, ACPI, bus_*, interrupts
> > etc.) are either
> > not written yet or checked in. So I think it's long way to run the kernel
> > on real machines.
> > The last status (one year ago) was that only basic pmap stuff and
> > emulation console on SKI simulator were working.
> > For boot on a real machine, I suppose the shortest cut is to make a serial
> > console driver (the HP hardware has a MMIO-based serial interface, which
> > can be discovered via ACPI but can be hardcoded the address).
> Ooops *2 X-<
I intend to start from a different point next. HP Ski has been release
as open source . I've got a mostly compiling port to NetBSD, which
I'll clean up and commit at some point. I think I'll focus on user
mode support, ie; getting NetBSD/ia64 binaries to compile and run on
other ports via ski ( a bit like qemu usermode  ).
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