FreeBSD/amd64 on machine without ACPI BIOS? ==> works
fortin at acm.org
Sun Dec 11 15:12:27 UTC 2011
On 2011-12-09 10:10:18, Lev Serebryakov <lev at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> Soekris ("famous" developer of small x86-compatible appliance-like
> hardware) released *net6501* some time ago, which is based on Atom (E6xx)
> CPU. It seems, that 64-bit version of Linux could run on it without
> But FreeBSD/amd64 can not. It stops after kernel detect some devices
> without any errors or panics.
Nicholas Esborn and I have been looking at this on soekris-tech
and found that if you enable the optional MPSPEC mptable support
in the kernel by adding "device mptable" to the GENERIC
configuration and rebuild a kernel, you get a FreeBSD 9.0-RC3
amd64 kernel that works fine on the Soekris net6501 in 64-bit
The GENERIC 32-bit i386 kernel finds the mptable and works fine
out of the box, without any changes or options.
I don't know why "device mptable" is optional, but enabling it
allows the net6501 to work with amd64. I assume it's too late
to do something about this for 9.0-RELEASE?
Denis, fortin at acm.org
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