AW: Building rtems-libbsd for pc686

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Tue Dec 17 09:33:01 UTC 2019

On 17/12/2019 10:22, Jan.Sommer at wrote:
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Sebastian Huber [mailto:sebastian.huber at]
>> Gesendet: Montag, 16. Dezember 2019 15:37
>> An:joel at; Sommer, Jan
>> Cc:rtems-users at
>> Betreff: Re: Building rtems-libbsd for pc686
> [...]
>>> The code worked on the pc at one point.
>>> What is it getting from bios.h?
>>> My first cut at it would be to import that file. Long term, we would
>>> probably
>>> be better off if the PC BSP used more infrastructure from FreeBSD. The
>>> current BSP
>>> is marginally supporting non-legacy PCs.
>> The i386 support is in heavy bit rot mode and needs a proper maintainer
>> from my point of view.
> Yeah, we will probably be more active in this regard next year.
> My hope would be that we will find some time to also contribute to the x86_64-BSP, but who knows?

What is the reason to keep the i386 BSP alive? In general Linux and 
FreeBSD cuts down the legacy support for i386 step by step. They are 
only interested in x86_64.

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