[OpenBIOS] SUN OBP source code released

Armistead, Jason (Minto) Jason.Armistead at otis.com
Tue Oct 10 22:43:03 CEST 2006

Maybe we should just ask them to release the OBP code from a really old
Sparcstation or early Ultra 1 model ?  While Sun are feeling generous, who
knows ?

-----Original Message-----
From: openbios-bounces at openbios.org
[mailto:openbios-bounces at openbios.org]On Behalf Of Jose Renau
Sent: Wednesday, 11 October 2006 6:35 AM
To: Blue Swirl
Cc: openbios at openbios.org
Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] SUN OBP source code released

  That sucks, I guess that Sun only released the OpenSPARC version. In 
version, the hardware implements the hypervisor (sun4v).

On Oct 10, 2006, at 1:25 PM, Blue Swirl wrote:

>>   SUN has released (under BSD license I believe), the source
>> code for their OpenBoot (OPB). This includes the forth programs
>> for many of their sun machines.
> The mode of operation in this version is that OBP talks to a 
> hypervisor, it does not access hardware directly. So for example the 
> low level code could be used in making OpenBIOS run on top of the 
> hypervisor, but would this be useful? Higher level code could be used 
> elsewhere, but I'm no Forth expert.
> The hypervisor sources are very Niagara-specific.
> Actually I don't know what to do with this otherwise very nice package.
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