Subject: Re: Project UDI? (again?)
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/09/2000 17:58:37
I'll say what I said when this came up in FreeBSD: "Over my dead body will UDI
be let in to this OS.".

On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Allen Briggs wrote:

> I asked this question about 14 months ago and got no response.  Perhaps
> this time will be different...  I re-raise the question as I ran across
> a website in my search for SysV ABI processor supplements...
> Has anyone looked at Project UDI (
> I'd like to know:
> 	1) Does anyone know if hardware vendors are starting to use it?
> 	2) Could map onto NetBSD in a useful way?
> The specification documents are available on-line in PDF format and
> they're available printed and bound.  The "active participants" listed
> by "Project UDI" (hosted by SCO, who we know is (or was) partnered with
> HP and intel for IA-64 Unix) "include" (are? ;-):
> 	HP
> 	SCO
> 	Intel
> 	Compaq
> 	Interphase
> 	Sun
> 	SBS Technologies
> 	IBM
> 	Adaptec
> 	Software Technologies Group
> 	Lockheed Martin
> 	Lynx Real-Time Systems
> Interphase and Adaptec are the only device vendors that I recognize at
> all in that list.
> -allen