Subject: Re:-prep port
To: None <>
From: Kamal Prasad <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/03/2003 22:41:55
It looks like there is assembly code which needs to be
changed inside the src code. besides that, can I use
the native C compiler on AIX to build the kernel
binary? Im sure it does a much better job than gnu cc.
Also, if you can lend me the code you've modified-I
could try it out on the box in here. (Im not good at

Subject: Re: prep port
From: (Matt Thomas)
Organization: TAC News Gateway
Date: May 03 2003 15:11:00
References: 1

At 06:54 AM 5/3/2003, Kamal R Prasad wrote:
>  I am working on the prep port for POWER3 based
> 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

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