Subject: bin/10554: mop server implementation not suitable for non-VAXen
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/09/2000 22:58:19
>Number:         10554
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       mop server implementation not suitable for non-VAXen
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 09 22:59:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Klaus Klein
>Release:        today's
Frobozz Magic Standards Company
System: NetBSD post-holiday-tequila-hallucination 1.5B NetBSD 1.5B (KN03) #1: Fri Jul 7 20:40:24 CEST 2000 kleink@minor-variation:/vol/tmp/kernels/KN03 pmax

	The mop implementation shipped with NetBSD is able to serve
	VAX/a.out files only; the pmax install notes refer to mop
	booting in the context of Ultrix only which makes the issue

	Find out that tftp is broken in your machine's particular
	PROM version; be stumped when you find out that you really
	need an Ultrix machine to boot from.

	A pointer into the right direction would be appreciated
	(ELF -> ECOFF + MOP header?); I can take care of implementing
	it.  (The Alpha port might also benefit from this, albeit it's
	probably less likely to be suffering from tftp firmware braindamage.)