Help : How to add new architecture support in FreeBSD?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Apr 20 21:18:36 UTC 2007

In response to "Patil, Kiran" <kiran.patil at>:
> I have been tasked to add support for new architecture  ( e.g.of
> architectures are - alpha, amd64, i386, etc likewise we are going to
> have new architecture ) in FreeBSD. Are there any known
> documents/BKMs/collateral regarding this.
> Any pointer/info will be helpful.
> I believe, I am looking for collateral which explains or outlines
> changes required in different config files/makefiles/etc.. to add
> support for new architecture.

In addition to what Kris said, you might want to get a copy of _The_
Design_and_Implementation_of_FreeBSD_ and hunker down for a good
study session.

Bill Moran

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