OpenSolaris and FreeBSD/sparc64

Doug White dwhite at
Sun Jun 19 23:17:24 GMT 2005

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Attila Nagy wrote:

> Hello,
> What do you, developers and users think about OpenSolaris? Will/can this
> accelerate FreeBSD/sparc64 kernel development, and support of bigger
> machines (for example with UltraSPARC III CPUs)?

If someone goes to the work to extract the bits we need (primarily chipset
support), then sure.  However it can be difficult to determine how
something works by reading the code; code tends to leave out those details
that are important when deriving your own implementation.

Also the license may not allow for such copying, or the hardware support
stuff could be a binary blob.

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