Subject: Re: idprom problem
To: None <>
From: None <gwr@NetBSD.ORG>
List: port-sun3
Date: 06/30/1998 11:25:32
> Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 02:48:00 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jeremy Cooper <>
[ idprom: not found in monitor data ]
> Gordon was attempting an experimental dual-sun3/sun3x bootstrap project.
> The core of the detection code had to do with knowledge of some variables
> in the PROM's private data area.  It looks like you are running a
> bootstrap derived from this code and you've found a machine with a PROM
> that doesn't have the data in the place we were looking.  (It's a hack.)
> Gordon?

The good news is that the hack is gone, and netboot uses an
advertized function to get the ethernet address from the PROM.

The bad news is that I'm not sure exactly which PROM versions
support the advertized function, so at present I've taken the
conservative approach of demanding PROM 3.0 in netboot on the
sun3x.  If we find out that, say 2.6 and later support it, we
can relax the restriction.  (The sun3 has no such restriction).