intro - introduction to special files and hardware support
The manual pages in section 4 describe the special files,
functions, and networking support available in the system.
In this part
of the manual, the SYNOPSIS section of each configurable device gives a
sample specification for use in constructing a system description for the
config(8) program. The DIAGNOSTICS section lists messages
which may appear
on the console and/or in the system error log
to errors in device operation; see syslogd(8) for more information.
This section contains both devices which may be configured
into the system
and network related information. The networking support
This section describes the hardware supported on the sparc64
Software support for these devices comes in two forms. A
may be supported with a character or block device driver, or
it may be
used within the networking subsystem and have a network
Block and character devices are accessed through files in
the file system
of a special type; see mknod(8). Network interfaces are indirectly accessed
through the interprocess communication facilities
provided by the
system; see socket(2).
A hardware device is identified to the system at configuration time and
the appropriate device or network interface driver is then
the system. When the resultant system is booted, the autoconfiguration
facilities in the system probe for the device and, if found,
software support for it. If a device does not respond at
time it is not accessible at any time afterwards. To
enable a device
which did not autoconfigure, the system will have to be
The autoconfiguration system is described in autoconf(4). A
list of the
supported devices is given below.
The devices listed below are supported in this incarnation
of the system.
Pseudo-devices are not listed. Devices are indicated by
interface. Not all supported devices are listed.
agten(4) Fujitsu AG-10e frame buffer.
apio(4) Aurora SBus pio1 parallel ports.
asio(4) Aurora SBus sio2 serial ports.
audioce(4) EBus CS4231 based audio.
audiocs(4) SBus CS4231 based audio.
autri(4) PCI Trident 4DWAVE DX/NX, SiS 7018,
be(4) 10BaseT/100BaseTX SBus Ethernet
beeper(4) Simple speaker beeper.
bwtwo(4) SBus monochrome graphics frame
cgsix(4) 8 bit SBus color graphics frame
cgthree(4) 8 bit SBus color graphics frame
com(4) EBUS clones of the NS16550 serial
comkbd(4) Sun serial keyboards on com(4)
creator(4) UPA Creator/Creator 3D/Elite 3D
dc(4) Clones of the DEC Tulip Ethernet
eap(4) Ensoniq AudioPCI based audio.
eso(4) ESS Technology Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive based audio.
esp(4) ESP SCSI controller.
fxp(4) Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Ethernet
gem(4) GEM Gigabit Ethernet interface.
hifn(4) Hifn 7751/7811/7951 cryptography
hme(4) SBus HME Ethernet controllers
isp(4) Qlogic ISP SBus SCSI controller.
le/lebuffer(4) AMD 7990 LANCE Ethernet controller.
lofn(4) Hifn 6500 public key cryptography
lpt(4) Parallel port driver.
magma(4) MAGMA serial/parallel communication
mgx(4) Southland Media Systems MGX and
openprom(4) Sun Open boot PROM (what became
IEEE 1275) configuration
pckbd(4) PS/2-style keyboard driver.
pcons(4) PROM console input/output device.
pms/pmsi(4) PS/2 auxiliary port mouse driver.
rfx(4) Vitec/Connectware/AP&D RasterFlex
qe(4) Quad 10BaseT SBus Ethernet controller.
qec(4) Supported as carrier for be or qe
sab(4) Infineon (formerly Siemens)
SAB82532 serial controller.
siop(4) LSI/Symbios Logic/NCR 53c8xxx SCSI
spif(4) Sun SUNW,spif serial/parallel communication
stp(4) SBus pcmcia(4) bridge.
ti(4) Alteon Networks Tigon I and II Gigabit Ethernet
ubsec(4) Bluesteelnet 5501/5601, Broadcom
ukbd(4) USB keyboard.
ums(4) USB mouse.
uperf(4) Performance counters on SBUS/PCI
vgafb(4) PCI graphics frame buffer.
xl(4) xl 3Com EtherLink XL and Fast
EtherLink XL Ethernet
zs/zstty/zskbd(4) Zilog 8530 serial controller (and
zx(4) 24 bit accelerated SBus color frame
The sparc64 intro first appeared in OpenBSD 3.0.
OpenBSD 3.6 October 4, 2001
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