Subject: Re: Considering port to new processor
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-ports
Date: 03/30/2001 16:53:08
In message <>,
Chuck McManis writes:

>At 07:27 PM 3/30/2001 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>>I don't think I was sufficiently clear.  What I was getting at is that we
>>no longer have the severely constrained address space of the PDP11, so it
>>may be that we can do more with "bare minimum" hardware support.
>Except that there are those of us who would *like* to run NetBSD on a 
>PDP-11 system and this sort of stance leads to problems. [...]

You *can't* run NetBSD on a PDP-11. Go look at 2.11BSD and why Steve
Schultz stopped there.  Not all of 4.4BSD would fit into 11 address
spaces, let alone what NetBSD has grown into since. NFS?  IPv6?
mmap() and huge shared libraries with only eight 8k "pages"?