Subject: Re: IBM Network Station
To: Ernst J. du Toit <>
From: Neil A. Carson <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 10/30/1999 11:17:19
"Ernst J. du Toit" wrote:
> Hi All
> Ok, now you've got me hooked. I didn't read the fine print in the 403GCX
> docs to see there is indeed a TLB. I downloaded the pdf a while back and had
> a quick scan, all I picked up was the that 403 in the Model 300 was clock
> doubled. But then microcontrollers just don't make my wheels spin.
> I've got a stray Model 300 gathering dust in the office and I'd like to get
> it running again, is the current state of the powerpc port in a state to run
> on the 300?
> Or did Neil and Co do the port for business reasons and it will not make it
> back to the tree until the suits get to be happy ? :-)

Neither. The port was contracted to Wolfgang Solfrank, who did a
brilliant job. He's allowed to commit back the 403 CPU-specific bits of
the code if he wants to, however stuff pertaining to the Model 300
itself has to stay locked inside.