OpenBSD Journal

OpenBSD Platforms Update - SGI port official

Contributed by grey on from the break out coloured boxes dept.

Thanks to Ash'aman for writing in to point out that the SGI port has been moved to officially supported status bringing the number of officially supported platforms to 15.

Per Fogelström was kind enough to provide us with some additional notes on the status of this architecture:

Boot from CD (to install) is a "work in progress". Until then only netbooting is available. Once installed booting from hard disk is supported.

Initial sound support on the O2 is available. Still work to do on that. IIRC only playback is supported at the moment.

X client side is supported. X server support is something that will likely happen in the future on the O2, once graphic driver support is in.

And, like the web page says, other SGI platforms will follow. What is most likely is Origin 200, Origin 2000 and Octane. We'll see what free time hacking will allow. ;)

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  1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Got to test this under

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      I can't get it to recognize the disk image, but bsd.rd boots. :P

  2. By SH ( on

    After updating today, I noticed that there is work on a new arch :
    $ cvs log sys/arch/zaurus/Makefile
    RCS file: /cvs/src/sys/arch/zaurus/Makefile,v
    Working file: sys/arch/zaurus/Makefile
    head: 1.2
    locks: strict
    access list:
    symbolic names:
    keyword substitution: kv
    total revisions: 2;     selected revisions: 2
    revision 1.2
    date: 2005/01/10 00:25:45;  author: deraadt;  state: Exp;  lines: +2 -2
    enter stand
    revision 1.1
    date: 2004/12/31 00:04:35;  author: drahn;  state: Exp;
    Port of OpenBSD to the Zaurus, currently running on C860, soon C3000.

    1. By panda ( on

      A page is up here:

    2. By grey ( on

      We were definitely aware of the zaurus port within hours of the first CVS commit messages, but after discussing this with Dale, we held off until snapshots were made available. You'll see that we've now posted an announcement as there are now snapshots and Dale said it was OK to run it (noting that it's still under active development). We have been doing our best to coordinate with developers when it comes to higher profile announcements so as not to draw attention to them prematurely. After all, CVS commits that just hit (let alone an undeadly announcement) don't necessarily reflect whether something is officially ready to go.

  3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Does that means that we will see an openbsd-sgi mailing list anytime soon?

    1. By Miod Vallat ( miod@ on

      If there are enough people requesting such a mailinglist, why not.

      But not all OpenBSD platforms need to have an associated list...

  4. By Chas ( on

    I seem to remember that W^X will not work on a MIPS platform because this type of CPU has a unified data/instruction cache, and pages cannot be marked as non-executible.

    Are there any other major security components within OpenBSD that don't work on MIPS?

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      When OpenBSD will be ported to my coffee-machine? I need a cheap router/proxy/apache-server.

      1. By Charles Hill ( on

        I'm pretty sure you can find a programmable coffee maker with a serial interface. Connect that to a Soekris box and your firewall will fully support 'java'.



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