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"Bob Pickles" <BPic...@sbs.com> writes:
: That would be an interesting project. I did a Tundra II
: QNX driver for one of our SBCs with an Intel processor, but again
: PPC is not a big issue here.
: What would be the interest in the community for such a development?
: I need to justify everything that I work on, as I am fully loaded
: most of the year.
: However, it's an interesting thought...
: -----Original Message-----
: From: Daniel Eischen [mailto:deis...@freebsd.org]
: Sent: 14 November 2005 13:33
: To: Bob Pickles
: Cc: M. Warner Losh; sco...@samsco.org; ph...@phk.freebsd.dk;
: Juer...@T-Online.de; free...@freebsd.org
: Subject: RE: FreeBSD on embedded systems
: On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, Bob Pickles wrote:
: > Hi
: > For you interest, I have implemented a PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card)
: > driver for one of our products for a French company over 1 year
: > ago. FreeBSD is a nice stable platform, to develop with.
: > There are many Intel based VME and cPCI system Single Board Computers
: > in the market place. It would be nice if FreeBSD were also compatible
: > with Power PC, then more military suppliers might look at this as an
: > option.
: Yes, one thing we lack is a VME bus driver for the Tundra I/II
: chipset. VME is still popular in military and industrial
: control applications.
I've looked at Tundra II driver for a potential data collection
project that needed VME cards, but that never happened... Didn't look
too hard to do, but since that project never happened, no work was
ever done on it beyond the exploritory stages.