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Contributed by jose on from the 64-bit-x86 dept.

Rui Bento writes: "Hi,

In the site:

" This site , supported by AMD, is dedicated to porting open source software, including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD, to AMD's AMD64 architecture."
Lets support AMD 64.


Rui Bento"

Having OpenBSD on this class of hardware would be welcome (although I don't have any to speak of). Can't hurt to have a vendor supporting various free software projects.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    From the outside looking in, wouldn't it just make sense for AMD to supply some hardware and specs to projects like OpenBSD etc. if they want support? I mean, is there really a need for a dedicated site for AMD 64 ports?

    1. By RC () on

      The specs are freely available to anyone that wants them, and has been for quite some time. Download the PDFs, or give them your address and wait for several weeks for the books to arrive (free).

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Where do you give them your address to order free?

        1. By Marco Peereboom () on


    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      They already did.

  2. By Chris Timmons () on

    From what I heard through the grapevine, Art started the port with the two Hammer machines AMD supplied, but then went on vacation (who can blame him?).

    I recently acquired two Athlon64 3200+ at work for testing various projects. I wanted to get into a new project, thus I have started to review some NetBSD code to support this port and hope to have something soon.

    This site is actually useful. I think it was a great idea by AMD.

    1. By Brad () on

      "with the two Hammer machines AMD supplied"

      Ask them for a dual CPU opteron system and kill two birds with one stone (SMP) :)

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        SMP, not likely, but what they'll have to do is to (finally) update the toolchain to a new GCC.

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          Your last statement would probably provoke the following reaction from FreeBSD and NetBSD committers: Ugh!

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