Porting FreeBSD to Raspberry Pi
ray at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 3 19:29:58 UTC 2011
On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:12:35 -0400
Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Aleksandr Rybalko <ray at freebsd.org>
> > On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:22:22 +0100
> > Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> >>> Hi Hackers,
> >>> maybe you've heard of the upcoming Raspberry Pi, a credit card
> >>> sized ARM computer which is about to get sold for 25$ - 35$ from
> >>> december on.
> >>> http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/302
> >>> Hardware details:
> >>> http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard#Hardware_Details
> >>> The first charge will be 10,000 pieces, so there's a fair chance
> >>> that one can actually buy a board.
> >>> If someone is willing to port FreeBSD to the Raspberry, I'd try to
> >>> get one of the boards and send it to the porter.
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Lars
> > Hi Lars,
> > I seen info about Raspberry Pi, this is very nice hardware.
> Are you kidding ?
Every time when i see "Mail From: Arnaud Lacombe" i have bad feeling,
I'm alone with that feeling?
Sorry Arnaud, now I really kidding. :)
Please, stop broadcast demotivation for peoples to not do
something. This is your opinion, and we respect your opinion. But as
many hackers already said: hackers don't doing something what is modern
or required by market, hackers doing things that they like.
> ARM11 is a 10 year old core, not much to be really proud with. The
> only interesting thing about the Pi is its price tag, but as you point
> out, if we don't have datasheets upfront, it's not going to be much
> than a $25 paper-weight.
i486 CPU - released 22 years ago, but many peoples found Soekris as very
MIPS R24K - 8 years old, but it widely used in SOHO embedded systems.
> Btw, do FreeBSD provide any KPI for hardware video "accelerator" ?
> AFAIK, we do not even have such framework for crypto accelerator, so I
> serious doubt there is any for video :/
We have some limitations to not implement that?
> - Arnaud
> > It will be
> > fun to port FreeBSD on it, since I already have experience with
> > Broadcom SoC's. But device have undocumented parts, so writing
> > driver for it maybe impossible or very hard (through a lot of RE).
> > Anyway, it would be nice to play with it.
> > WBW
> > --
> > Aleksandr Rybalko <ray at freebsd.org>
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Aleksandr Rybalko <ray at freebsd.org>
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