Subject: trouble building elf2aout from source
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 07/08/1996 20:52:18
Terry Friedrichsen (email@example.com) writes:
[elf2aout fails to build]
The machine/elf.h mixup is fixed in 1.2-Beta and in a later snapshot.
(The elf.h.dsg symlink was an accidental hiccough, due to me
debugging pre-1.1 ELF support.)
I think the list of outstanding NetBSD/pmax problems _still_ starts with
"doesn't use MI scsi" :). However, the point is well taken. I (or
someone with more time) should compile a TODO list and put it on the
web page. Volunteers can then pick bits.
My candidate list:
* r4000 support.
* shared-binary userland (Manuel Bouyer has expressed interest)
* X11R6.1 X server (no good candidates yet). The vax
port people might be interested here too; the hardware is
the same in many instances, as is the Ultrix softawre interface
* Use the MI SCSI code. This means finding, and fixing, the interrupt
latency problems that make the IOASIC scatter/gather DMA
(which is done with double-buffered DMA pointer registers)
unusable for more than 2 pages. Another fix is needed for
the SII. I dunno if the vax ports have done anything about this.
* Better installation tools
this may come down to better documentation...
* More precompiled software packages
Anyone want to add more?