Subject: Re: NOTICE: major changes to ofppc incoming
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Frank Wille <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 06/22/2007 18:13:06
Tim Rightnour wrote:

> A complete rewrite of the ofppc port has been committed to the
> ppcoea-rennovation branch as of yesterday.
> [...]
> 1) The port is now more like other ppc ports, where we interface with the
> hardware directly, rather than performing all IO/etc through the OFW
> builtin drivers. The OFW is now used to locate and setup devices, which we
> talk to via the standard MI devices in NetBSD.

That's great! Thanks a lot for your effort. It is much appreciated!

> Other machines, like the pegasos, or efika, will be slightly more
> difficult, but I feel that is primarily due to the interrupt controllers
> on those devices.
> If anyone decides they would like to take a crack at porting ofppc to a
> machine, and needs assistance understanding some of the code, I will be
> more than glad to assist as much as I can.

What is the exact name of the branch tag? I would like to check it out and
play with it a bit.

Unfortunately my holidays have nearly ended now, but when I got enough time
and reach something useful for Pegasos or Efika I will contact you. :)

    _  Frank Wille (
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