[nycbug-talk] NetBSD on ARM

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Feb 28 09:44:10 EST 2012

On 2/28/12 6:38 AM, Justin Dearing wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM, George Rosamond 
> <george at ceetonetechnology.com <mailto:george at ceetonetechnology.com>> 
> wrote:
>     There's so much activity around ARM. . . we need to have a meeting
>     on porting to it.  Anyone?
> The question is, whats the motivation to port FreeBSD to ARM?
> Not that I think its a bad idea, but wheres the market for products 
> using FreeBSD on arm? Is someone going to sell netbooks running 
> PC-BSD? Is a hosting provider going to get a few racks of ARM blades 
> for a cloud. Is some university researcher/hacker going to port it 
> just because?

sure to all three.  and during the porting to arm FreeBSD may benefit in 
code that is more portable, and better audited (like Net and Open) along 
the way :)

other use cases off the top of my head:
- embedded appliances
- manufacturing/control systems
- network gear


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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