The few pages located here attempt to document my efforts at porting the OpenBSD operating system to the Solbourne IDT family of workstations (S3000, S4000, S4000DX).
No, this is not my S4000, but it looks similar...
except the Solbourne badge is missing on mine
The port is far from finished at this point, but I am slowly making progress, and I am trying to document all this work, in the hope that people will consider this useful. Some technical knowledge of the 32-bit SPARC processors is recommended, although I try to keep the text understandable to any tech-savvy mind; feel free to ask me to provide more details on hermetic technical points.
Sat Apr 16 22:20:48 GMT 2005
Random facts which will probably eventually make it into the texts on the left...
Here is the dmesg du jour (20050418). I expect it to grow and grow as problems are sorted out and drivers for the hardware get written...
console is ttya Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1995-2005 OpenBSD. All rights reserved. http://www.OpenBSD.org OpenBSD 3.7-current (GENERIC) #644: Mon Apr 18 20:53:19 GMT 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/solbourne/compile/GENERIC real mem = 16777216 avail mem = 9478144 using 102 buffers containing 835584 bytes of memory bootpath: tftp.ei()/aoutbsd mainbus0 (root): S4000 cpu0 at mainbus0: KAP @ 36 MHz, on-chip FPU cpu0: 3K instruction (12 b/l), 2K data (8 b/l) cache enabled obio0 at mainbus0 tod0 at obio0 addr 0x80014000: OKI MSM62X42BRS nvram at obio0 addr 0x80000000 not configured zs0 at obio0 addr 0x80008000 pri 12, softpri 6 zstty0 at zs0 channel 0 (console i/o) zstty1 at zs0 channel 1 zs1 at obio0 addr 0x80004000 pri 12, softpri 6 zsclock0 at zs1 channel 0 zstty2 at zs1 channel 1: mouse fdc at obio0 addr 0x8000c000 not configured audioamd at obio0 addr 0x80010000 not configured wdsc at obio0 addr 0x40000020 not configured le0 at obio0 addr 0x40000030 pri 6: address 00:00:8e:01:01:97 le0: 16 receive buffers, 4 transmit buffers root device : le0 /dev/ksyms: Symbol table not valid. nfs_boot: using network interface 'le0' nfs_boot: client_addr=10.0.1.164 nfs_boot: server_addr=10.0.1.101 hostname=ceroux root on 10.0.1.101:/netboot/ceroux/root swap on 10.0.1.101:/netboot/ceroux/swap init: copying out path `/sbin/init' 11 start_init 3 panic: vm_map_lock_read: intrsafe map Stopped at 0xfd14a65c: jmpl [%o7 + 0x8], %g0 RUN AT LEAST 'trace' AND 'ps' AND INCLUDE OUTPUT WHEN REPORTING THIS PANIC! DO NOT EVEN BOTHER REPORTING THIS WITHOUT INCLUDING THAT INFORMATION! ddb> ps /a PID COMMAND STRUCT PROC * UAREA * VMSPACE/VM_MAP 7 aiodoned 0xf9a2e7b0 0xfa4b0000 0xfd193c68 6 update 0xf9a2e668 0xfa4ae000 0xfd193c68 5 cleaner 0xf9a2e520 0xfa4ac000 0xfd193c68 4 reaper 0xf9a2e3d8 0xfa4aa000 0xfd193c68 3 pagedaemon 0xf9a2e290 0xfa4a8000 0xfd193c68 2 kmthread 0xf9a2e148 0xfa4a6000 0xfd193c68 * 1 init 0xf9a2e000 0xfa4a2000 0xf9a28000 0 swapper 0xfd193d60 0xfd16c000 0xfd193c68 ddb>
Look how many kernels I had to compile and test, in order to get there!
I would like to thank the following for their help during this port, in no particular order: