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BSDTalk Interview with Jason Wright

Contributed by jolan on from the wookie-in-spudland dept.

Will Backman has interviewed Jason Wright (jason@) in BSDTalk #082 (mp3, ogg). Topics covered include:
  • Involvement in the sparc/sparc64 ports and writing of device drivers
  • Use of amateur radio under OpenBSD
  • Porting of the mg(1) editor
  • Explanation of amd64's iommu device
  • Sadly, there was no question relating to the theo.c quote "KICK ASS. TIME FOR A JASON LOVE IN! WE CAN ALL GET LOST IN HIS HAIR!".

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    1. By Sevan / Venture37 (217.22.88.123) venture37 AT hotmail DONT com on www.geeklan.co.uk

      downloading.......

    2. By Sevan / Venture37 (217.22.88.123) venture37 AT hotmail DONT com on www.geeklan.co.uk

      Googling around it seems the Cassini chipset/ce driver is used on the Gigaswift 1.0 cards eg part # 501-5902

      the source code for the linux driver is here:
      http://www.sun.com/download/products.xml?id=4140b67e

      though you have to sign in & probably agree to a license agreement :(

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (67.64.89.177) on

        SOURCE CODE IS NOT DOCUMENTATION DAMNIT.

      2. By Jason L. Wright (134.20.35.80) jason@openbsd.org on http://www.thought.net/jason

        > Googling around it seems the Cassini chipset/ce driver is used on the Gigaswift 1.0 cards eg part # 501-5902
        >
        > the source code for the linux driver is here:
        > http://www.sun.com/download/products.xml?id=4140b67e
        >
        > though you have to sign in & probably agree to a license agreement :(

        I know the it's the gigaswift, and I know where to find both the opensolaris and linux drivers. Linux source code is FAR from being documentation.

    3. By Anonymous Coward (151.136.100.2) on

      answer to the theo.c quote would come from theo right?
      so stop whining. get back to that hacking^Wslacking...

      Comments
      1. By Jason L. Wright (134.20.35.80) jason@openbsd.org on http://www.thought.net/jason

        > answer to the theo.c quote would come from theo right?
        > so stop whining. get back to that hacking^Wslacking...

        The context of the quote was the fact that I'd written support for hardware console scrolling on either creator(4) or cgsix(4). At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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        1. By Jason Dixon (66.16.10.2) jason@dixongroup.net on

          > > answer to the theo.c quote would come from theo right?
          > > so stop whining. get back to that hacking^Wslacking...
          >
          > The context of the quote was the fact that I'd written support for hardware console scrolling on either creator(4) or cgsix(4). At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

          Code Wookie!

        2. By Miod Vallat (82.195.186.223) miod@ on

          The context of the quote was the fact that I'd written support for hardware console scrolling on either creator(4) or cgsix(4). At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

          That was indeed after the commit of the cgsix acceleration code.

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