Posting a bounty for the nVidia 64-bit wishlist

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Thu Jan 1 21:44:17 UTC 2009

On Jan 1, 2009, at 5:02, Roman Divacky <rdivacky at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 02:03:13PM +0900, Alastair Hogge wrote:
>> On Thursday 01 January 2009 10:57:26 Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> Hello Hackers,
>>>    I have a request related to making FreeBSD to be a viable  
>>> platform
>>> on AMD/Intel 64-bit architectures, such that functionality as
>>> requested by Chris (see:
>>> <>). Please note that
>>> some of these things would also no doubt positively affect other
>>> groups (ATI, Intel, etc) when writing x*64 drivers for FreeBSD, so  
>>> the
>>> list isn't just necessarily just applicable to nVidia.
>>>    If someone could list a number of sys/... files that I could look
>>> at in order to get a brief grasp of what needs to be modified to
>>> support proper 64-bit architecture vmem, pmap, etc, that would be
>>> extremely helpful; I want to establish a reasonable timeframe and
>>> skill set required for the task set, so I can establish a reasonable
>>> monetary figure and/or resources to donate to the project.
>>>    Also, if anyone else is interested in this pursuit (I know there
>>> are quite a few), feel free to contact me so we can coordinate our
>>> efforts and pool our resources to get these sets of loose ends  
>>> finally
>>> tied up to have a more accessible FreeBSD based desktop.
>>> Thanks!
>>> -Garrett
>> Are you aware of the efforts the PC-BSD project is making?
> wow, is anyone working on this being review/integrated?

I wasn't aware of that either. I'd be more than happy to support that  
work if it makes it back into the main tree.

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