Subject: Re: Pegasos port status
To: None <>
From: Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 07/13/2006 18:06:51
Hi Thor,
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,  
> modulo
> severe OpenFirmware bugs in the only firmware that was ever made  
> available
> 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