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On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>On Tue, 10 Dec 1996 14:50:53 -0500 (EST)
> Tom Rini <trini%ntplx.net@localhost> wrote:
> > What about 601s w/ PCI? My friend has a powercurve, any chance of
> > netbsd/powerpc workin on this?
>The 601 is a different-enough chip to make it a little harder. My
>understanding of the 601 is that it was a "time to market" sort of
>thing, and that the differences between the 601 to 603 or 604 are
>analogous to the differences between the 68020 and the 68040 or 68060.
Ok, would support for the 601 (w/ PCI) be some sort of future goal?
> > This would be the NuBus macs right? Couldn't that code be ripped from the
> > mach kernel mklinux uses, or the linux server?
>The NuBus Powermacs are not OFW. But, you can re-use a large chunk of
>the Hard Bits (locore, pmap, trap handling) from NetBSD/powerpc and
>get code for the missing bits from Mach. It's very unlikely that much
>of the code you need will actually be in the MkLinux server. The
>u-kernel is what talks to the hardware, really.
Ok, is there any work being done to get a netbsd/mac601 working?
"CS majors have better hardware."
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