Subject: Re: NetBSD/ofppc on Pegasos asking for boot partition
To: Matt Sealey <>
From: Jorge Acereda <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 12/16/2004 16:46:49
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:26:37 -0000, Matt Sealey <> wrote:
> A few small clarifications for Pegasos (someone asked some
> questions yesterday).
> The Pegasos uses a Marvell Discovery II northbridge. It's not
> OpenPIC, it's just like an ordinary i8529-style interrupt
> controller as found on any ordinary PC.
> As it stands however, the OpenFirmware and hardware is all
> CHRP-compliant so you can treat it as that besides.

Is it? From the OpenFirmware standard:

"Memory that cannot be allocated for general purpose use, for example
physical memory on PowerPC systems used for interrupt vectors and
implementation specific areas, shall not appear in the "available"
property of the memory node. A Client Program that needs to use such
memory for its architected purpose must not claim that area prior to

Go to the OF console and list the memory properties. It reports memory
from 0x0 upwards as available. Is that fixed in newer firmware

As for the SmartFirmware sources, is there any way to get those? I
don't mind signing NDAs if that is required.

  Jorge Acereda