Happiness...

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Paul D. Smith

Happiness...

Post by Paul D. Smith » Sat Apr 13, 2002 5:03 pm

I've been bitching a lot here so I wanted to post some happy news: this
week QSSI delivered the first drop of their port of QNX to our hardware
(a PPC based box). This initial drop is a basic port, plus support for
the network and console interfaces, but no support for the other
hardware (flash, drive, etc.) yet.

Within a few hours we had it up and running on one of our lab systems,
with full network access. We were able to telnet to it and NFS-mount
our workspaces and run the unit tests for our ported code on the real
platform for the first time (we've been testing on QNX on Intel and QNX
on a Sandpoint), and they all passed the first time out.

Within a day or so our resource manager to access the system bus (that
we wrote a few months ago but have never been able to test on real
hardware--I faked it out by just mmapping private memory rather than
physical memory) was up and running and we were able to query the types
of cards on the box and blink some LEDs (woo hoo! :))

We are very happy and our management team is happy with us. Yay QSSI!
Great job so far!


Now, we just have to get the rest of hardware working and the software
ported to complete our demo phase... :-/ :).

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Colin Burgess

Re: Happiness...

Post by Colin Burgess » Sun Apr 14, 2002 10:54 pm

Hey cool! It's nice to hear the good news as well! Good luck
with the rest of the project!

Colin

Paul D. Smith <pausmith@nortelnetworks.com> wrote:
I've been bitching a lot here so I wanted to post some happy news: this
week QSSI delivered the first drop of their port of QNX to our hardware
(a PPC based box). This initial drop is a basic port, plus support for
the network and console interfaces, but no support for the other
hardware (flash, drive, etc.) yet.

Within a few hours we had it up and running on one of our lab systems,
with full network access. We were able to telnet to it and NFS-mount
our workspaces and run the unit tests for our ported code on the real
platform for the first time (we've been testing on QNX on Intel and QNX
on a Sandpoint), and they all passed the first time out.

Within a day or so our resource manager to access the system bus (that
we wrote a few months ago but have never been able to test on real
hardware--I faked it out by just mmapping private memory rather than
physical memory) was up and running and we were able to query the types
of cards on the box and blink some LEDs (woo hoo! :))

We are very happy and our management team is happy with us. Yay QSSI!
Great job so far!
Now, we just have to get the rest of hardware working and the software
ported to complete our demo phase... :-/ :).

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Paul D. Smith <pausmith@nortelnetworks.com> HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
"Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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These are my opinions---Nortel Networks takes no responsibility for them.
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