Re: sh3 status
Valeriy E. Ushakov <uwe <at> ptc.spbu.ru>
2002-06-17 23:49:57 GMT
On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 16:46:21 -0400, Michael Cooper wrote:
> I just began looking for a BSD or Linux system ported to the HP Jornada
> 690 which runs an SH3 processor. I was looking at the www.netbsd.org
> under the sh3 site after discovering it through a search engine.
> I am having trouble however discovering some information about the
> current status of netbsd on the sh3 system. Could someone please direct
> me to any site or FAQ which I can view to get this type of information.
> I do know several programming languages so I can also get into
> contributing, however my skills are not yet that great. I am currently
> looking for a system to view from a user standpoint. Thanks.
Unfortunately, port page is quite out of date. hpcsh port made quite
a bit of progress since then.
Here's what I did with my 680.
If you place to build wthe world or custom kernel you will need a
NetBSD machine for cross-building. You will need some way to write CF
cards. I used my i386 laptop as host and cf->pcmcia adpater.
Get yourself a *big* CF card. Ideally - 256Mb, but you can fit into
128Mb one with some trimming (I've got 128). The problem is that gcc
2.95.3 cannot generate PIC code for sh3, so your will be using static
world - which is quite fat.
Partition the CF using fdisk on your NetBSD host machine. Create a
small FAT partition, about 10Mb should be sufficient, and use the rest
of CF for NetBSD partition. You will need the FAT partition b/c