Subject: Re: NetBSD/pdp10 ?
To: Eric Smith <>
From: Julius Sridhar <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/05/2002 12:37:21
On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Eric Smith wrote:

> > | What better way to exercise the portability of NetBSD?  We've got
> > 32-bit | and 64-bit archictures sorted.  Certainly there would be some
> > challenges | left with 36-bit support, no?  Given the availability of
> > several PDP-10 | emulators and the work on GCC, I don't see why it
> > couldn't be done.
> >
> > Lack of a real MMU is probably going to cause problems, especially
> > since UBC requires MMU functionality.
> Only a problem on a PDP-6 (166 processor) or KA10.  The KI10, KL10, and
> KS10 processors all have a real MMU.  Even the KA10 sometimes had an
> added MMU, the BBN Pager.

I don't think there will ever be a PDP-6 running UNIX, due to the rarity
of the system.

Peace...  Sridhar