Subject: Re: prep port
To: Kamal R Prasad <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/03/2003 08:11:00
At 06:54 AM 5/3/2003, Kamal R Prasad wrote:
>  I am working on the prep port for POWER3 based architecture.
> From the last machine that was ported (on netbsd's list of IBM  boxes for
>prep port), the major change is that this one is a 64-bit hardware. so, it
>requires exception handlers and page table setup to be changed.
>(irrespective of whether its run in 64-bit or 32-bit emulation mode).
>netbsd as I know is 64-bit ready. but does that apply to all ports or only
>to some (and extra effort needed for this one)?

That's all shared code so it has to be done to work in both 32 and
64bit environments.  BTW, I've been doing the Power3 work (I have
a 43P model 260).  I also have done the needed gcc work.

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