Subject: Re: Repo-copy request: evbppc port for OpenBlockS266
To: None <eeh@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Shigeyuki Fukushima <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 09/23/2003 02:12:11
From: Eduardo Horvath <eeh@NetBSD.ORG>
Subject: Re: Repo-copy request: evbppc port for OpenBlockS266
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 12:50:04 -0400

Hi, Eduardo!
Thank you for your advice.

> > machdep.c has initppc() function.
> > common parts(codes) are included in ibm4xx_machdep.c.
> You probably want to separate out the 405-specific parts
> from the bits that are common between 401, 403, and 405
> cores.  We will also have 440-specific bits at some point,
> so I'd think this file should be named ibm40x_machdep.c
> to distinguish it from the 440 stuff.

Ok. it should be named ibm40x_machdep.c.
Is it better that ibm4xx_autoconf.c should also be named

> > obs405_start.S is not moved to common directory.
> > This is future works too.
> Some of the code in the walnut_start.S (which should be
> renamed locore.S the way it was originally) and 
> walnut/machdep.c is there to import board strapping
> information from OpenBIOS.  That should also be factored
> out if possible.  BTW, do the OpenBlockS machines use
> OpenBIOS or something compatible?

Yes. At least, OpenBlockS266 use OpenBIOS.
But I don't know about other OpenBlockS products.

--- shige
Shigeyuki Fukushima <shige@{FreeBSD,jp.FreeBSD,NetBSD}.org>