Installing FreeBSD on HP i2000 BigSur

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Tue Oct 28 23:49:03 PST 2003

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 11:36:04PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2003 at 02:14:53AM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> > > I see, it is still a long way to tier-1.
> > 
> > No, not really. There are really only 2 things that need to be done
> > before I think we're good enough to be a tier 1 platform. The
> > schedule is tier 1 status when 5.x goes stable. That should be
> > in Feb. 2004. That's just 4 months...
> What are those two things?

The first (and most important) is a PMAP overhaul to fix the last
of the panics/instability and to get a functional SMP kernel.

The second is a working gdb, where working is defined to be limited
to non-KSE, until such support is actually added for all platforms.
I'm working with gdb6 and David Mosberger's unwind library. Support
for this couple is currently being reviewed on the gdb lists and I
expect it will be committed soon.

I'm also trying to get an X server working. I already ported the code,
but we need some kernel additions. I don't consider an X server as a
requirement for getting tier 1 status, but it would be cool to have X
and GNOME on my box when we go -stable...

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at

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