Greg A. Woods | 2 Nov 16:06 2009
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a port to the Atheros AR71xx (eg. Ubuquity RouterStaion-Pro)?

Is anyone contemplating, or perhaps even already working on, a port to
the Atheros AR71xx SoC (MIPS24k/mips32-be)?

An example board (which is trivially available as a current, low-cost,
"retail" product) would be the Ubiquity RouterStation-Pro:

    http://www.ubnt.com/products/rspro.php
    http://www.ubnt.com/wiki/index.php/RouterStation_Pro

There's a project ongoing for FreeBSD to port to this board and chipset,
along with several other similar MIPS chips:

    http://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/mips

Note I believe, based on comparisons with FreeBSD, that NetBSD/mips
MALTA kernels may boot on the RouterStation-Pro's little brother, the
RouterStation.  However I don't have a RS board, yet, so I haven't tried
dong so.

I would be very interested in working together with anyone interested in
a port, or even with some help in how best to organize such a port into
the existing design of NetBSD/mips.  I would hope that we could
leverage most of the initial AR71xx support from the FreeBSD project.

If I can get something working fast enough, and of course assuming the
platform (both the AR71xx, as well as NetBSD itself) meets other
necessary fundamental requirements, there's a good chance I'll be able
to dedicate a significant portion of my work hours to this port.

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Havard Eidnes | 7 Nov 09:34 2009
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Package binaries for NetBSD/sgimips 4.0 / pkgsrc-2009Q2

Hi,

I see that I've apparently not announced this branch before, even
though it's been updated earlier...

I've uploaded the results of a bulk rebuild for NetBSD/sgimips 4.0 to

   ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/mipseb/4.0_2009Q2/

This directory now contains 7.9GB of packages for a total of 7517
packages.  This latest update was for 3.9GB of packages for a
total of 2318 packages.  The list of packages which are now
available but were not earlier is attached below.

The latest update of the source tree this was built from was done
Sep 25 2009.

For the packages which are not machine-specific (should be the vast
majority), these packages should also be usable on other mips big-
endian ports.

This will be the last build for this arch/os/os-version; the next
update for NetBSD/sgimips 4.0 will be based on the pkgsrc-2009Q3
branch.

Since we have a policy of only keeping two full sets of binary
packages per arch/os/os-version, the 4.0 2008Q4 packages will be
removed shortly.

Regards,
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Conor O'Reilly | 11 Nov 16:14 2009
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MIPS64/NetBSD

Hi

Just wondering if anyone has started the MIPS64 port for NetBSD? My
wife is pregnant so I do not have the time nor will I in the months
coming to dedicate to this project, but I was just wondering what its
current status is. I have a Lemote Yeeloong netbook on order and would
love to trade in Linux for NetBSD! Many thanks in advance for your
reply!

Regards,
Conor

David Brownlee | 14 Nov 11:51 2009
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Re: MIPS64/NetBSD

2009/11/11 Conor O'Reilly <ccmoreilly <at> gmail.com>:
> Hi
>
> Just wondering if anyone has started the MIPS64 port for NetBSD? My
> wife is pregnant so I do not have the time nor will I in the months
> coming to dedicate to this project, but I was just wondering what its
> current status is. I have a Lemote Yeeloong netbook on order and would
> love to trade in Linux for NetBSD! Many thanks in advance for your
> reply!

Assuming those working on it are a little busy to reply, but check the
recent history of this list - the following is a good example :)

http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-mips/2009/09/05/msg000150.html

Cliff Neighbors | 14 Nov 20:41 2009
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Re: MIPS64/NetBSD

I have been working on this project, along with Matt Thomas and Masao Uebayashi.
After making some inroads on the Loongson-based Emtec Gdium, 
we shifted focus to the RMI XLS based eval boards.
Much of the non board- or chip- specific work has been done using gxemul, 
and there are still some issues being worked on there also.
I expect efforts will resume on Loongson/Gdium 
once we have the XLS squared away.

regards,

    -cliff-

On Nov 11, 2009, at 7:14 AM, Conor O'Reilly wrote:

> Hi
> 
> Just wondering if anyone has started the MIPS64 port for NetBSD? My
> wife is pregnant so I do not have the time nor will I in the months
> coming to dedicate to this project, but I was just wondering what its
> current status is. I have a Lemote Yeeloong netbook on order and would
> love to trade in Linux for NetBSD! Many thanks in advance for your
> reply!
> 
> Regards,
> Conor

Nishimura | 21 Nov 05:41 2009

Hypervisor / para-virtualization by MIPS "supervisor mode"

Folks,

As a weekend pipedreaming, I'm toying an idea to implement
so-called Hypervisor or Xen style para-virtualization using
MIPS supervisor mode.  Does anyone out there want to
polulate NetBSD kernel in supervisor space while a sort-a
"micro kernel" stuff kernel space?  PLS keep in mind that
MIPS supervisor mode is the way to choose address space,
not to choose insns to run.

Toru Nishimura / ALKYL Technology

matthew green | 21 Nov 05:45 2009
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re: Hypervisor / para-virtualization by MIPS "supervisor mode"


   As a weekend pipedreaming, I'm toying an idea to implement
   so-called Hypervisor or Xen style para-virtualization using
   MIPS supervisor mode.  Does anyone out there want to

why can't we move this sort of code into as machine-independant
place as possible?  virtual instances are great, so we should try
to push as much of this into every platform we can.

ie, i agree and support what you're talking about but let's set
our goals a little higher :)

.mrg.


Gmane