Subject: Pre-compiled libkvm & utilities now available for sun3x
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy Cooper <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/11/1997 20:17:49
The libkvm and binaries for the sun3x are now available for ftp at

As a general status report here are the latest happenings with

* Floppy disk driver for 3/80 now integrated.
* X11R6-sun3 works in mono mode.  There currently isn't support for
  any color framebuffers in the kernel.  (anyone?)

There are a couple of known 'ugly-features':

* ESP chip 'reselect' bug appears when issuing SCSI traffic to more than
  one target.
* Interrupt servicing latency in the Zilog serial port driver can cause
  the floppy driver to complain when there is simultaneous serial and
  floppy I/O.

Both of these are solvable.  Gordon is working on trimming down the
interrupt handler for the serial port to not be such a hog.  As for the
ESP chip, SCSI target disconnection will have to be disabled until a
workaround for the hardware can be found.  I'm still searching how to
disable disconnect in the kernel config file.

Other than that mentioned above, things seem to be working well.