FreeBSD for Sony Playstation3?

perryh at perryh at
Fri Nov 30 22:03:31 PST 2007

> > ... will consider porting FreeBSD to Sony
> > Playstation3?
> ... NetBSD works like a charm on Sony Playstation2
> and my guess will be that NetBSD 4.0 which is supposed to
> be released about the same time as FreeBSD 7.0 will work
> on Playstation3.

The IBM Cell processor in the PS3 is unique beast, similar in many
ways to a PPC970 but with enough subtle (and some not-so-subtle)
differences that the port would likely need to be overseen by
someone familiar with such undertakings.  This is not to predict
that NetBSD 4.0 will or won't support it -- that could reasonably
be asked on a NetBSD list -- but be aware that it may turn out to
be a bigger job than one might initially expect.

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