Julian Stacey | 19 Jul 00:17 2006

Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions

Reference:
> From:		"Perry E. Metzger" <perry <at> piermont.com> 
> Date:		Tue, 18 Jul 2006 16:28:21 -0400 
> Message-id:	<87u05ebqu2.fsf <at> snark.piermont.com> 

"Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> 
> Germain "Labonté" <grmlabonte <at> yahoo.ca> writes:
> > I've been considering developing an emulator/simulator.  However,
> > I'm having second thoughts here because of
> 
> > i) I don't have any NS32K hardware to provide reality checks
> 
> I'm sure someone could give you access over the net to a pc532 to do
> experiments if you were interested enough.
> 
> > ii) I'm wondering really what might be the eventual value in this
> > exercise beyond nostalgia?
> 
> For many people, nostalgia is a powerful driving force. I doubt there
> is any commercial interest in such a thing.
> 
> > Would an emulator/simulator help with dissemination of the
> > architecture and give rise to a greater interest?
> 
> It would certainly make it much easier for people to revive things
> like the gcc port for the architecture.
> 
> Perry

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Ken Seefried | 19 Jul 03:32 2006

Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions

Julian Stacey writes: 

> Reference:
>> From:		"Perry E. Metzger" <perry <at> piermont.com> 
>> Date:		Tue, 18 Jul 2006 16:28:21 -0400 
>> Message-id:	<87u05ebqu2.fsf <at> snark.piermont.com> 
> 
> "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>> 
>> Germain "Labonté" <grmlabonte <at> yahoo.ca> writes:
>> > I've been considering developing an emulator/simulator.  However,
>> > I'm having second thoughts here because of 
>> 
>> > i) I don't have any NS32K hardware to provide reality checks 
>> 
>> I'm sure someone could give you access over the net to a pc532 to do
>> experiments if you were interested enough. 
>> 
>> > ii) I'm wondering really what might be the eventual value in this
>> > exercise beyond nostalgia? 
>> 
>> For many people, nostalgia is a powerful driving force. I doubt there
>> is any commercial interest in such a thing. 
>> 
>> > Would an emulator/simulator help with dissemination of the
>> > architecture and give rise to a greater interest? 
>> 
>> It would certainly make it much easier for people to revive things
>> like the gcc port for the architecture. 
>> 
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Dieter | 23 Jul 19:59 2006

OS choices? (was: Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions)

> Sorry, I have a pc532, but havent got netbsd on it currrently.

The only OSes I've heard of running on the '532 are Minix and
NetBSD.  Did I miss one?

Speaking of which, is

ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/pc532/snapshot/20020314/

the latest greatest bits?

http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/pc532/  lists 2.0 but it has
apparently been deleted from ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/

Ken Seefried | 24 Jul 17:25 2006

Re: OS choices? (was: Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions)

Dieter writes: 

>> Sorry, I have a pc532, but havent got netbsd on it currrently.
> 
> The only OSes I've heard of running on the '532 are Minix and
> NetBSD.  Did I miss one? 
> 

At least: 

GNX, which was National Semis in-house Unix.
Whatever Encore called their version of Unix for the Multimax.
The Oberon operating environment on the ETH Ceres-2. 

Dieter | 24 Jul 11:21 2006

Re: OS choices? (was: Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions)

> >> Sorry, I have a pc532, but havent got netbsd on it currrently.
> > 
> > The only OSes I've heard of running on the '532 are Minix and
> > NetBSD.  Did I miss one? 
> > 
> 
> At least: 
> 
> GNX, which was National Semis in-house Unix.
> Whatever Encore called their version of Unix for the Multimax.
> The Oberon operating environment on the ETH Ceres-2. 

I meant the so-called "pc532" board, not the ns32532 chip in general.

Jason Thorpe | 25 Jul 17:17 2006

Re: OS choices? (was: Re: NS32K and NetBSD/pc532 Directions)


On Jul 23, 2006, at 10:59 AM, Dieter wrote:

>> Sorry, I have a pc532, but havent got netbsd on it currrently.
>
> The only OSes I've heard of running on the '532 are Minix and
> NetBSD.  Did I miss one?

Mach was ported to the pc532.

-- thorpej


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