BSDCon 2002 Abstract
Porting NetBSD to the AMD x86-641: a case study in OS portability
Frank van der Linden,
Wasabi Systems, Inc.
NetBSD is known as a very portable operating system, currently running
on 44 different architectures (12 different types of CPU). This paper
takes a look at what has been done to make it portable, and how this
has decreased the amount of effort needed to port NetBSD to a new
architecture. The new AMD x86-64 architecture, of which the specifications
were published at the end of 2000, with hardware to follow in 2002,
is used as an example.
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