PCI device support in PPC port

Peter Grehan grehan at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 19 15:55:32 PST 2005

Hi Phil,
> I have an Adaptec 2930 or similar lying around -- what are the chances
> it will function under FreeBSD/PPC ?  I seem to remember that PCI device
> initialization and firmware are not the same for i386 vs. PPC.  Any idea ?

  I suspect that it will work, but you won't be able to boot from it.
OpenFirmware requires Forth FCode in ROMs for non-trivial devices
e.g. ethernet, SCSI, video cards.



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