Subject: Re: NetBsd on high speed network devices
To: James Kirk <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 08/13/2000 16:38:08
On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 07:20:01PM -0700, James Kirk wrote:
> Hi All,
>    Please point me if there is an FAQ for the
>    following questions.

I lots of people are away from the lists on vacation
(or at conferences at the moment) so I'll try to help.

It depends. A lot of PPC hardware support info can be
found on the macppc port page:

>    I saw the archive that people were talking about
>    PPC 8xx.
>    1. Is there a port available for 750 or 7400?

NetBSD support includes G3 and G4.

>    2. Is there an SMP version of NetBSD for PPC?

Not yet. Progress is being made on SMP NetBSD, but
I believe Intel, Alpha, and Sparc will be the first
to run well. A recent announcement showed some 
stats running code on a second processor, but it's 
still early in development.

>    I am evaluating different RTOS also.
>    3. Should i just go ahead with one of those and
>    concentrate on the application?

What's the app, and what hardware (beyond the CPU)
are you going to use?

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville