NetBSD Problem Report #3344

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 14:01:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Reply-To: jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU
Subject: change request: mopd support for ECOFF
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>Number:         3344
>Category:       port-mips
>Synopsis:       mopd does not include ECOFF support for DECstations
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          closed
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 17 14:20:03 +0000 1997
>Closed-Date:    Tue May 13 13:35:26 +0000 2008
>Last-Modified:  Tue May 13 13:35:26 +0000 2008
>Release:        NetBSD-current 1997-03-17


System: NetBSD Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.2C NetBSD 1.2C (DSG_4K) #1: Mon Mar 10 12:40:45 PST 1997 jonathan@Whisk.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/usr/src/sys.jrs/arch/i386/compile/DSG_4K i386


Mats o Janssons's mopd package is in the NetBSD source tree.  This is
great for booting NetBSD on vaxes or perhaps even PDP-11s or
Decservers.  However, it doesn't support the ECOFF format needed for

This is a serious limitation for NetBSD, since some revisions of
DECstation PROMs are buggy and cannot successfully boot via


Not relevant.


Add code to mopd to grok ECOFF-format kernel images, as does the
Ultrix mop implementation.  I can work on this but I'd need some
advice on the internals of mopd.

From: Mats O Jansson <>
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Cc:, Mats O Jansson <>
Subject: Re: bin/3344: change request: mopd support for ECOFF
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 09:42:17 +0100 (MET)

 I'm already working on it :-) I have most of the code done and have a
 DS5000 at home for testing... 


 Mats O Jansson, CelsiusTech Systems, Jaerfaella, Sweden
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To: Mats O Jansson <>
Subject: Re: port-mips/3344
Date: 17 Jan 2002 21:00:51 -0000

         Did you ever finish ECOFF support in your mopd, to support
 booting the MIPS-based DECstations?

         Erik <>
         GNATS PR database maintainer
State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Tue, 13 May 2008 13:35:26 +0000
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