About NetBSD/sgimips

NetBSD/sgimips is a port of NetBSD to the MIPS processor based computers by Silicon Graphics.

NetBSD is the world's first Open Source operating system running on Silicon Graphics O2.

NetBSD/sgimips News

2009-02-12: IP6 and IP10 support in-tree
Support for Personal IRIS 4D20 (IP6) and 4D/25 (IP10) has been added to -current.
2007-04-14: wscons support for O2 in-tree
wscons support with SGI-CRM graphics controller and MACE based keyboard/mouse on IP32 (i.e. O2 machines) is now in-tree.
2006-12-30: Multiple Bug Fixes / Features Added
Multiple bug fixes and feature additions were made to the sgimips port over the holidays, including: support for E++ GIO Ethernet adapters, Set Engineering GIO Fast Ethernet cards, Indigo Light (LG1/LG2) framebuffers, and timecounters on IP12. Bug fixes primarily centred around the IP12 port. Most changes are in -current and unlikely to make the NetBSD 4.0 release.
2004-07-11: Working driver for on-board MACE MAC-110 Ethernet on O2
Support for on-board MACE MAC-110 Ethernet on IP32 (O2) is committed.
2004-07-08: wscons support for Indigo in-tree
wscons support with GR2 graphics controller and z8530 based keyboard/mouse on IP20/IP12 (i.e. Indigo machines) is now in-tree.
2004-04-11: IP12 support in-tree
IP12 support (4D/30, 4D/35, Indigo R3k) is now in-tree. See Antti Kantee's message for details.
2003-12-31: Indigo (IP20) support in-tree
Indigo (IP20) support is now in-tree. Both NFS root and local root go multi-user. See Christopher Sekiya's message for details.
2003-12-15: newport and console attachment committed
Ilpo Ruotsalainen has committed a driver for SGI NG1 (``newport'') graphics controller. See his email for details.
2003-10-15: O2 support now functional again
O2 (IP32) support is now functional again by fixes contributed by Christopher SEKIYA. Support for R10000 based O2 is also added.

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Supported System Models

  • IP6 machines
    • 4D/20
  • IP10 machines
    • 4D/25
  • IP12 machines
    • Indigo (R3000)
    • 4D/30 (theoretical/untested)
    • 4D/35
  • IP20 machines
    • Indigo (R4x00)
  • IP22 machines
    • Indigo2 (R4x00)
    • Challenge M
  • IP24 machines
    • Indy (R4x00, R5000)
    • Challenge S (R4x00, R5000)
  • IP32 machines
    • O2 (R5000, RM5200, R10000, R12000)

Supported Peripherals

  • On-board Z8530 serial interface (zsc)
  • On-board SEEQ 80c03 ethernet interface (sq)
  • On-board WD33C93 SCSI interface (wdsc)
  • On-board HAL2 audio interface (haltwo)
  • On-board AIC7880 wide SCSI interface on O2 (ahc)
  • On-board NS16550 based serial interface on O2 (com)
  • On-board MACE MAC-110 Ethernet on O2 (mec)
  • On-board framebuffer on O2 (crmfb) (-current)
  • On-board PS/2 keyboard/mouse on O2 (macekbc, pckbd, pms) (-current)
  • On-board Moosehead audio interface on O2 (mavb) (-current)
  • On-board framebuffer on Indy (newport)
  • On-board PC-style keyboard/mouse on Indy (pckbc, pckbd, pms)
  • On-board framebuffer on Indigo (grtwo, light)
  • On-board Z8530 based keyboard/mouse on Indigo (zsc, zskbd, zsms)
  • E++ GIO Ethernet Adapter (sq) (-current)
  • GIO32 SCSI Adapter (wdsc) (-current)
  • Phobos GIO G100/G130/G160 Fast Ethernet (tlp) (NetBSD 4.0/-current)
  • Set Engineering GIO 100baseTX Fast Ethernet (tl) (-current)
  • Most MI PCI devices
  • MI SCSI devices

Not Yet Supported

Models / Devices / Functions:

  • R10000 Power Indigo2 (IP28) (on-going)
  • Octane (IP30) (required mips64 toolchain)
  • L2 cache on machines with R4600 CPU
  • etc. etc.

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