Subject: Re: 21264 support?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/12/1999 17:09:25
>  > I'd like to know that the NetBSD support the 21264 Alpha chip (DP264
>  > System)?
> As far as the 21264, NetBSD itself should Just Work, as the PALcode will
> abstract the chip sufficiently... no changes to the pmap, etc. should be
> necessary at all.
> ...however, support for the Tsunami core logic needs to be written, as well
> as the systype-specific interrupt routing code, etc.  But that probably
> won't be that hard to do.  Just needs docs, and time (and, well, a board
> would be nice, too :-)


> If you had an 8200 and the KV6 processor boards for it, you'd probably
> be able to use the EV6 core today :-)

Yes again. We were supposed to get this at Ames for free for our 8200s,
but the paperwork and/or promise got lost somewhere in the Compaq buyout
of Digital apparently...