Subject: Re: Alpha (fwd)
To: None <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/15/1998 12:58:01
> Both motherboards (as well as the AlphaPC164LX, a higher-performance
> motherboard using the 21164 microprocessor) tell the operating system that
> they have a "pc164" systype.  They aren't really quite the same.  Among
> other things, at least some evidently use a bus bridge chip that's not quite
> compatible with the one on the plain pc164, and which NetBSD doesn't yet
> support.  Also, there are some bugs in the 21174 chipset used on the pc164sx
> and pc164lx which NetBSD doesn't work around, since it doesn't currently
> distinguish between the three systems which report a "pc164" systype.
What bugs? Where can docs be found about this?
I have a 164sx myself, and with some very small changes in the NetBSD
code I got NetBSD up and running on this machine. But there seems to be
some trouble with a PCI card that doesn't work correctly. I haven't
gone too deep into this yet though.

-- Ragge