Subject: Pmax kernel changed to use ``new'' config
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 08/09/1995 22:40:14
The NetBSD/pmax kernel source has been converted from using
"config.old" configuration files and boot-time autoconfiguration, to
using new-style config (also known as "config") and new-style
Old kernels configured with config.old will no longer compile or boot,
once you sup the updated files (or obtain them by other means.)
The configuration file "NEWCONF" is a skeleton for a GENERIC
configuration for a new-style kernel. I've tested a kernel
built using essentially the following
and the resulting kernel boots cleanly on a Decstation 5000/200, a
5000/240. Both machines had a cfb framebuffer. A slightly older
kernel booted cleanly on a 3100.
I haven't been able to test a new kernel on a 5000/xx (MAXINE) or on a
5000/1xx (3MIN). The new kernel is likely to "just work" on a 3MIN.
I don't know about the MAXINE. I'd appreciate hearing reports from
anyone who can try a new kernel on either machine. I'd also
appreciate reports from anyone using MFB or SFB framebuffers.
If necessary I can make a bootable kernel available for anonymous FTP.
Now that the pmax kernel uses config.new, it should be relatively
straightforward to use drivers derived from, or shared with, cgd's