Subject: Install an 881 in a FPU-less 3/50.
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 02/21/1995 12:09:56
> Date: Sun, 19 Feb 1995 16:22:44 -0800
> From: (Aleksandr Milewski)

> Sorry if this is a FAQ:

Uh, what FAQ?  (Yeah, we need one. 8^)

> I have a 3/50 that's begging for NetBSD, but it doesn't have an FPU. Other
> than pushing an '881 into the socket, what's required to upgrade this
> machine?

That's all.  Just put the chip in (if you want it).
However, you can run NetBSD just fine without the FPU.
All you have to do is build a kernel without FPCOPROC
defined, or patch the variable fpu_type to zero during
kernel startup.  (Someday, an FPU probe will do that.)