Looking to help with the sparc64 port.

Alastair Hogge agh at fastmail.fm
Fri Jul 31 02:02:32 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-30 Thu 13:09:56 -0400 alexmcwhirter at triadic.us, wrote:
> Hey Guys,



> Secondly i want to work on porting sun4v from OpenBSD to FreeBSD.
> OpenBSD has nearly every aspect of sun4v operational, but lacks critical
> features for us like ZFS and Jails. From the digging I've done on sun4v,
> the instruction set is identical to sun4u as in they both use sparcv9.
> The differences come in the boot process (which may require a completely
> different boot loader or at least a major redesign) and in the hardware
> drivers, specifically the virtual drivers used in ldoms. We would also
> need a utility to push ldom configuration to the LOM/OBP of the system.
> I realize that there is a separate mailing list for sun4v, which I've
> also subscribed to. I just wanted to verify with anyone else here
> whether they were currently working on either of these two portions of
> the project. I figure if anyone is currently working on either of these
> two issues we could collaborate and not have to reinvent the wheel.

There was some interest in reviving the sun4v port recently:

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".

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