Subject: Re: MicroVAX I
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From: Johnny Billquist konsult <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/25/1996 12:56:05
> > Ragge, how difficult is it to hack in support for a new processor?
> > I'm wondering if it's within my capabilities...I'm not sure if it is
> > or not.
> It should be rather easy to write just the CPU support, if there
> are enough docs on the CPU available. The problem may be the
> peripherals. I don't know anything about MicroVAX I and the
> difference between it and other MicroVAXen.
Unless I'm totally confused, it's a very plain Q-bus, same stuff
as in the MVII. The two differences I seem to remember is how the
memory is connected, and the fact that it's a different chip set.
Slow like hell, and you emulate a lot of the more advanced instructions.
I would guess that to get NetBSD to boot would require almost
no work at all.
But I might be wrong.