Subject: Quesions concerning a new NetBSD Port
To: None <>
From: Zach Lowry <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/28/2003 07:16:09
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Hello everyone!

About a month ago I started porting NetBSD to the Sun386i. For those
who aren't familiar with the machine, it's basically a Sun3 with an
Intel 80386 and 80387, controlled by an 80380. This has been an
interesting project so far, to say the least. But, I have several
questions that I hope some people on here can help me out with. 

I started from the Sun3 port, replacing sections concerning CPU and
MMU-specific stuff as I went. Right now, I'm working with some MMU
stuff, mainly pte.h. When I replaced pte.h with it's i386
counterpart, compile gave errors about MMU calls, so I'm guessing
I'll have to wade through all the source code replacing every MMU
call with a i386 equivilent. 

One large problem is SRT0.S, which is is all in Motorola ASM. I'm not
sure how to port many of the small functions in this file, so I just
commented them out for now. Really, I can't even be sure that my port
would even need what's in this file... How is this usually handled?

At the moment I'm still concentrating on getting a good, working
bootloader. For the Sun3 port, that requires building everything in
stand/libsa, and I'm very close to having that going. But will it

Thanks everyone for reading, and now that I've found this list, I'll
probably ask more questions in the future...

Zach Lowry || Murfreesboro, TN ||
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