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Introduction

October 29, 2007 — Leave a comment

>Hello. My name is Oleksandr Tymoshenko. I’m a software developer. My involvement in FreeBSD project started in 1998 by making static entries in ARP table really static. Though patch hasn’t made out of my university’s network it was “the beginning of a beautiful friendship”. My first significant contribution to FreeBSD community (or so I’d like to think) was porting of Zaptel drivers from Linux to FreeBSD. About two years ago I happened to work with a MIPS board and got some interest to the architecture. Since then I’ve been doing my best trying to bring FreeBSD to this platform and, actually, succeeded to some extent with a help from developers crowd.

In this blog I’m going to make notes on drivers development and porting process. Mostly for myself – to memorize gotchas and pitfalls which happen from time to time. But I hope that these notes will be of some use to other kernel hacker wannabes.