Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#1164 closed enhancement (invalid)

Add support for PS3

Reported by: mccall Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: System Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: PowerPC

Description (last modified by wkornewald)

PowerPC support should arrive after R1, the PS3 could be an ideal target for Haiku due to its multi-threaded architecture, ie. translators and libraries could be optimized to use the Cell, giving the whole OS and applications that use the optimized components a performance boost.

Areas that need looking into are:

  • How does the boot process work
  • What devices are presented to an OS
  • What components of Haiku can be optimized to use the Cell BBE's SPU's
  • Is the memory layout to restrictive to make a port whorthwile

Note to anyone reading this - don't get excited - this isn't someone working on a PS3 port. Its not news. Nothing may come out of this.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by wkornewald, 13 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Priority: normallow

Minor description fixes. Postponed indefinitely.

comment:2 by mccall, 13 years ago

Boot process:

There are two components OtherOS.self and OtherOS.bld. OtherOS.self is the component that adds itself to the XMB and can be downloaded from Sony #1. 1.60 and later revisions of the PS3 firmware include the option on the XMB by default.

The OtherOS menu option boots otheros.bld that can be stored on a CDROM, DVD, or a compatible memory card. The device has to have the following directory structure on it and uses a FAT32 file system:

<device>/PS3/ <device>/PS3/otheros/ <device>/PS3/otheros/otheros.bld

The OtherOS.bld for Linux is a gzipped image containing a kernel and an initrd. Is we were booting Haiku on the PS3 in the "supported" way, we can ignore the OtherOS.self, and just (Ha! *just*) build a Haiku OtherOS.bld.



comment:3 by mccall, 13 years ago

The team look like they are documenting the hypervisor system calls:

comment:4 by kallisti5, 11 years ago

Given that the ps3 slim will no longer have "other OS" support... is this still a want?

comment:5 by jackburton, 11 years ago

Yeah, I'm tempted to close this as "invalid".

comment:6 by axeld, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Version: R1/pre-alpha1

comment:7 by kallisti5, 10 years ago

given the PS3 fat also no longer has an "other OS" option... this should definitely be closed.

comment:8 by anevilyak, 10 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed


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