Subject: Re: Pegasos port status
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/2006 18:06:51
Anything and everything that was available to Linux or Solaris will
be made available to NetBSD.
On Jul 13, 2006, at 5:37 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 10:40:58AM -0500, Matt Sealey wrote:
>> The official response is: you don't need to know :)
>> The pins that are used are configured in a hardware-dependant way,
>> and this is done by the Genesi HAL.
> You're saying that to run NetBSD on this box, we must load the "Genesi
> HAL" into the NetBSD kernel? Or is it a "HAL" in some other sense?
>> In theory, you should be taking
>> the ofppc port as a basis (since this runs) and then adding the
>> specific hardware support from the i386 tree (ethernet, firewire,
>> ide and so on) which is already supported.
> Well, to be more precise, the ofppc port is said to run, sort-of,
> severe OpenFirmware bugs in the only firmware that was ever made
> to BSD developers.
> Will working OpenFirmware (like that made available to the people
> who did
> the Linux port) be made available to BSD developers?
> Thor Lancelot Simon
> "We cannot usually in social life pursue a single value or a
> single moral
> aim, untroubled by the need to compromise with others." -
> H.L.A. Hart