Subject: Re: NetBSD port to Solbourne multi-processor sparc boxes?
To: Craig Dewick <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 07/14/1997 20:40:43
	AFAIK it would be quite difficult witthout hardware docs - the
	big boxes had distrinctly different devices to that of sun.

	Now if someone could convince Grumman to release some of their
	kernel source.... :)


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On 15 Jul 1997, Craig Dewick wrote:

> I've been wondering for a while if anyone contributing to this list has a
> Solbourne sparc clone machine? I've got a 5e/502 multi-processor Solbourne,
> but they also made SS1 and SS1+ lookalikes too.
> Has anyone thought about porting NetBSD to the Solbourne multi-processor
> sparc machines? It'd make a good update for OS/MP (Solbourne's *real* MP
> version of SunOS 4.1.3), since Grumman aren't going to release any new
> versions as far as I can tell.
> Regards,
> Craig.
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