Who cares about PReP?

Matt Sealey matt at genesi-usa.com
Thu Aug 10 01:00:50 EST 2006

QEMU PPC implements a PReP system too.

Probably a good place to test without needing a real system.

However it's the kind of thing you'd want to throw a CHRP
ROM onto in the end, and forget PReP for emulation (after
all, nobody makes 'em anymore).

Matt Sealey <matt at genesi-usa.com>
Manager, Genesi, Developer Relations

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxppc-dev-bounces+matt=genesi-usa.com at ozlabs.org 
> [mailto:linuxppc-dev-bounces+matt=genesi-usa.com at ozlabs.org] 
> On Behalf Of Paul Mackerras
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 8:59 AM
> To: linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org
> Subject: Who cares about PReP?
> I started looking at moving the PReP code over to 
> arch/powerpc.  I am struck by how many ifdefs there are in 
> there to set things up for particular individual PReP 
> implementations.  We can do better than that, I'm sure, but 
> the issue becomes one of testing.  The only PReP I have here 
> is an RS/6000 43p-140.
> Who else has a PReP system and would be willing to do some 
> testing and debugging?  If so, what sort of PReP is it?
> Paul.
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