Re: Linux on PA/RISC

Miguel de Icaza (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:36:27 -0500

> My understanding was that a lot of this (as well as the NetBSD port) was
> based on the original CRSG BSD work, which was of a tenuous legal nature
> (encumbered). There at least is the hardware documentation which results
> from the Sparc clones out there, which has no analogue for the PA-RISC.

Considering that the team at Utah University was responsible from
merging the Mach VM system into BSD, I bet they were the ones actually
doing the PA-RISC work.

On the other hand, neither NetBSD nor OpenBSD has an PA-RISC port, which
makes me doubt about whether BSD has ever run on the PA.