Tim Rightnour | 9 Jan 21:13 2008
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New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc

As of today I will be taking over the responsibility of portmaster for
the ofppc port.  I would like to thank the previous portmaster, Wolfgang
Solfrank for his excellent work in what was the original port of NetBSD to the
PowerPC.

As for the future direction of NetBSD/ofppc, the goal is for this port to run
on as many OpenFirmware and CHRP based PowerPC machines as possible.  Currently
the port is working on the Pegasos II.  Work is in-progress to port it to other
machines, such as CHRP-based IBM RS/6000's and the EFIKA.

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Tim Rightnour <root <at> garbled.net>
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doomwarrior | 9 Jan 21:19 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc


> As for the future direction of NetBSD/ofppc, the goal is for this port to run
> on as many OpenFirmware and CHRP based PowerPC machines as possible.  Currently
> the port is working on the Pegasos II.  Work is in-progress to port it to other
> machines, such as CHRP-based IBM RS/6000's and the EFIKA.
>   
I'm a little bit confused, isn't he NetBSD/prep responsible for RS6000?

Best Regards
Stephan

Tim Rightnour | 9 Jan 21:33 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc


On 09-Jan-2008 doomwarrior wrote:
> I'm a little bit confused, isn't he NetBSD/prep responsible for RS6000?

It is slightly confusing. Here is the breakdown for IBM RS/6000 machines:

ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
prep: PReP based machines.  Beige with PCI.
rs6000: (in progress still)  Beige with MCA.

The differences in the machines is basically the firmware they ship with, and
that is the dividing line for which port they run.  This is generally the case
with most of the PowerPC ports, the firmware is what divides them up.

Anything reasonably new from IBM will be targeted on ofppc, as they stopped
shipping PReP based machines many years ago.

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Tim Rightnour <root <at> garbled.net>
NetBSD: Free multi-architecture OS http://www.netbsd.org/
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doomwarrior | 9 Jan 21:40 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc


> ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
> prep: PReP based machines.  Beige with PCI.
> rs6000: (in progress still)  Beige with MCA.
>   
Thank you :-)

Jeremie Le Hen | 9 Jan 23:22 2008

Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc

Hi Tim, all,

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 01:33:42PM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> It is slightly confusing. Here is the breakdown for IBM RS/6000 machines:
> 
> ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
> prep: PReP based machines.  Beige with PCI.
> rs6000: (in progress still)  Beige with MCA.
> 
> The differences in the machines is basically the firmware they ship with, and
> that is the dividing line for which port they run.  This is generally the case
> with most of the PowerPC ports, the firmware is what divides them up.
> 
> Anything reasonably new from IBM will be targeted on ofppc, as they stopped
> shipping PReP based machines many years ago.

Is it documented somewhere?

Thank you,
--

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Paul (NCC/CS | 10 Jan 00:21 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc[SEC = UNCLASSIFIED]


>>>
ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
>>>

Fantastic news.
My black /chrp (darth vader looking) box awaits!:)

Thus far i've managed to get gentoo linux on it.
But I struggled to get any IBM graphics card support in linux.

Having NetBSD on it would be very exciting indeed.
(favorite and main OS here).

I'm no kernel hacker but if you need anything tested on mine
I'd be glad to help.

PS here's a quick tip, to get the open firmware to boot I
HAD to use a boot partition that was small. Like 2 meg or
something off hand. Anything bigger and the open firmware
would spit the dummy and with zero error messages.

Good luck, cheers,
Paul.

Tim Rightnour wrote:

> On 09-Jan-2008 doomwarrior wrote:
> > I'm a little bit confused, isn't he NetBSD/prep responsible for RS6000?
>
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Ignatios Souvatzis | 10 Jan 08:54 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 01:33:42PM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:

> ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
> prep: PReP based machines.  Beige with PCI.
> rs6000: (in progress still)  Beige with MCA.

I think you mentioned Motorola Powerstack machines - what about Motorola
Powerstack II? 

	-is

Tim Rightnour | 10 Jan 10:42 2008
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Quick IBM/NetBSD model reference

I've been asked by a few people, which port would run on various IBM RS/6000's,
this list is an attempt to clarify that.

PLEASE NOTE:  Just because a machine is in this list, doesn't mean the port
currently runs on it.  It just means that if it ever will, thats the port it
would be under, or if you wanted to try to port to one, that would be the port
you would want to use.  Supported machines are marked with a *.

IBM 4 digit code, and port
7006            *rs6000 (very preliminary support, not fully operable yet)
7007            rs6000
7009            rs6000
7011            rs6000
7012            rs6000
7013            rs6000
7014            rs6000
7015            rs6000
7017            ofppc
6020            *prep
7020            *prep
7248            *prep
7249            *prep
7024            *prep
7025-F30/F40    *prep
7025-F50        ofppc
7026-H10        prep (probably works, never tested)
7026            ofppc (all the rest other than H10)
7028            ofppc
7043-140        *prep
7043-150        ofppc
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Jochen Kunz | 10 Jan 17:58 2008
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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:54:20 +0100
Ignatios Souvatzis <is <at> netbsd.org> wrote:

> I think you mentioned Motorola Powerstack machines - what about
> Motorola Powerstack II? 
ofppc, if it has OpenFirmWare. Once I got NetBSD almost to boot on these
machines, but there was a strange problem accessing PCI cards. Cards
that use only PCI IO PIO worked, but PCI MEM PIO and DMA did not. The
firmware is a bit buggy also... I think when I tried last time I was not
able to get the kernel running. Some problem with kernel <=> firmware
interaction.

It may be fairly simple to get this machines supported. They may need a
quirk here and there because of the buggy firmware. The hardware is
quite ordinary: PPC604e, PReP memory map and i8259 interrupt contoller.
This is mostly a question of: A person with knowledge that has some time
to fiddle with the specialitys of this machine.
--

-- 

tschüß,
       Jochen

Homepage: http://www.unixag-kl.fh-kl.de/~jkunz/

matthew green | 13 Jan 23:36 2008
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anyone using evbppc / EV64260 / gfe(4) ?


hi folks.

i'm wanting to rearrange the gigabit ethernet supported by
this chipset and have some patches i would like tested since
i do not have any access to this platform.

does anyone have a machine with gfe(4)?  my changes are
mostly mechanical but fairly intrusive so i have no idea
if i have broken anything or not.

please contact me off-list if you can help.

thanks!

.mrg.


Gmane