Help : How to add new architecture support in FreeBSD?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Apr 20 21:50:27 UTC 2007

In response to "Patil, Kiran" <kiran.patil at>:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Moran [mailto:wmoran at] 
> 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.

> Thanks a lot Bill for response.
> BTW, do you know if anyone offers any class or so on FreeBSD kernel.

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Dr. McKusick gives classes:

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Bill Moran

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