Subject: Re: porting to a SA1100/1101 system
To: David Laight <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/28/2002 15:51:08
> I've a system here that has a strongam SA1100 and sidekick (SA1101)
> which really ought to be running netBSD :-)
> However I'm not sure what state the netBSD kernel expects the system to
> be in when it is entered, nor where it expects to be loaded.  (I realise
> there are also a load of device drivers to get sorted as well.)
> This system isn't running WinCE (it isn't put together the right way). 
> However I do have access to all the existing boot code, so could, for
> instance, load a file image from the local flash filesystem into DRAM
> before the MMU is enabled (it would be a lot faster if the mmu is on
> though).
> Is there any documenation lurking I should read? Or does anyone have any
> useful hints?
> Look to me like the existing ports - SHARK is PCI + openboot, hpcarm
> boot from wince - aren't quite 'raw' enough for this device.
> 	David

The evbarm and netwinder ports all come up with the MMU off (or at least,