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About NetBSD/sparc64

NetBSD/sparc64 is a NetBSD port to Sun's 64-bit UltraSPARC machines. The first binary release for sparc64 was NetBSD 1.5. NetBSD/sparc64 supports many systems, including Sbus-based UltraSPARC systems and PCI-based UltraSPARC systems using UltraSPARC I, II, IIi, and IIe CPU types.

NetBSD/sparc64 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit kernels. A 32-bit kernel runs all NetBSD/sparc binaries. A 64-bit kernel runs 64-bit binaries, and has support for running most 32-bit binaries as well, with the exception of some low level kernel groveling tools. Additionally, NetBSD/sparc64 is able to run Solaris 64 and 32 bit binaries with emulation. See compat_netbsd32(8), compat_solaris(8) and the pkgsrc package emulators/netbsd32_compat16.

Martin Husemann is the maintainer for NetBSD/sparc64.

Release Info

Mailing List

The NetBSD/sparc64 mailing list, covering NetBSD's port to sparc64 machine: [ subscribe | archive ]

Mail the NetBSD/sparc64 port maintainer

Supported Hardware

Clones based on any of these systems should also work

Sbus-based UltraSPARC I or II systems

PCI-based UltraSPARC II, IIi, or IIe systems

See the Notes on System Models page for a complete list.

All on-board and most optional Sun brand framebuffers

Additional hardware

Unsupported Hardware

Additional Info

For frequently asked questions and links to Sun hardware information, see the NetBSD/sparc64 FAQ.

Some of the links in the "Additional Info" section refer to, whereas they should refer to

For example: /ports/sparc64/faq.html is a broken link.

But changing wiki to www works:

Links I've noticed that need correcting include: NetBSD/sparc64 FAQ Notes on System Models NetBSD/sparc64 History

Comment by Gareth mid-morning Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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