[linux-elitists] Re: Linux ports

Martin Pool mbp@samba.org
Wed Oct 22 15:48:56 PDT 2003


On 22 Oct 2003, Adam Sampson <azz@us-lot.org> wrote:
> Jeff Kinz <jkinz@kinz.org> writes:
> 
> > Question #1 : Given the rapid adoption and diverse nature of the
> > platforms which Linux and Linux derivatives like culinux and
> > rt-linux are being propagated are you still sure that NetBSD covers
> > more architectures?
> 
> No, I'm not; I was just eyeball-comparing the list of merged platforms
> on <http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/> with the architectures in the stock
> Linux kernel. On closer inspection:
> 
> Both have: Alpha, ARM, PA-RISC, i386, m68k, MIPS, PowerPC, SH, SPARC,
> x86-64.
> 
> Only NetBSD has: 68010, NS32k, VAX.

A 68010 *is* an m68k.

This is one of those cases where 'platform' is very different from
'processor'.  Supporting generic 68k is less interesting to users than
whether it supports the particular Amiga or VME board that they happen
to own.

-- 
Martin 



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