Friday, December 28, 2007

NY gift from Juniper

Juniper released FreeBSD/MIPS port to public. There are no references to JNPR-specific hardware pieces but a lot of mature code for generic MIPS devices that mips2 tree lacks: VM/pmap, libc, FPU support. Nice gift, thanks JNPR!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

RB532 progress

This weekend I spent writing driver for IDT RC32434 on-board Ethernet adapter. Weird hobby, isn't it? Writing NIC drivers is new to me so I shared my time between reading if_XX sources, reading IDT specs and writing my own code. Task turned out easier then it appeared and 15 minutes ago I managed to mount root over NFS using kr0 interface. Time to get some beer and celebrate!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mikrotik RB532 - single user mode.

Today I managed to get shell prompt on Mikrotik's Routerboard 532. So now we have 3 platforms with single user mode for FreeBSD/mips, not very useful :) The last problem was getting high-level console interface working. I always fell lost when it comes to resource allocation and uart stuff. I should write a couple of posts on these subjects to memorize all details better.