cvs commit: src/sys/conf files files.powerpc

Doug Rabson dfr at
Thu Nov 24 15:42:21 GMT 2005

On 22 Nov 2005, at 19:16, Wilko Bulte wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 07:56:39PM +0100, Marius Strobl wrote..
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 01:07:12PM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 22 November 2005 12:12 pm, Marius Strobl wrote:
>>>> marius      2005-11-22 17:12:49 UTC
>>>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>>>   Modified files:
>>>>     sys/conf             files files.powerpc
>>>>   Log:
>>>>   Move zs.c from files to files.powerpc as zs(4) by now is only  
>>>> supported
>>>>   on powerpc (more or less...). That way people updating from  
>>>> FreeBSD 5 to
>>>>   FreeBSD 6 and beyond on sparc64 will get an error from config 
>>>> (8) rather
>>>>   than a mysterious compile error when they have a stale 'device  
>>>> zs' in
>>>>   their kernel config file.
>>>>   MFC after:      2 weeks
>>> I think some Alpha machines (4100?) also use zs(4) for serial  
>>> console.
>> I meant the zs(4) in sys/dev/zs formerly shared between FreeBSD/ 
>> powerpc
>> and FreeBSD/sparc64; FreeBSD/alpha has a separate driver for z8530 in
>> sys/alpha/tlsb (wasn't TurboLaser support disabled and scheduled for
>> deorbit some time ago?).
> We are no longer building GENERIC with Tlaser support.  Matt no longer
> has access to the hardware at NASA Ames which makes testing quite  
> difficult.
> I have still access to one at work, but that one is destined to go
> soonish.

How sad. The first ever alpha system that ran FreeBSD was a sketchy  
emulation of a TurboLaser system (SimOS). I wrote the zs driver to  
access the SimOS virtual serial console...

The first physical hardware to run FreeBSD/alpha I'm not sure of. I  
seem to remember racing Drew Gallatin to get the thing up. It was  
probably either a DEC 433au or a no-name 164lx. Happy times...

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