Subject: Re: architecture specific kernels for sun4, sun4c, sun4m
To: Erik E. Fair <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/06/1999 15:21:25
NetBSD/amiga generates DRACO and AMIGA files automatically from
GENERIC using cpp.
I'm not sure about how that leaves GENERIC looking - I'd probably
prefer to come up with something using grep and maybe special
(SUN4) (SUN4C) (SUN4M) tags in comments on the appropriate
-=- "Maybe god will cover up his eyes" -=-
On Thu, 6 May 1999, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> I had a thought about the next release of NetBSD/sparc: I think we ought to
> provide SUN4, SUN4C, SUN4M kernels in addition to GENERIC in the release.
> It's a terrific achievement that NetBSD has one GENERIC kernel where it
> otherwise might have three (or four if we ever get around to sun4d), but
> that comes at an overhead cost for critical path code, plus code space
> taken up by drivers that do not exist. My concern is that removing this
> overhead means compiling a system-specific kernel, and I'm not sure the
> average NetBSD/sparc user is doing that. That's why I think we should
> provide a canned solution.
> Erik <email@example.com>