SUMMARY: flashPROM question

From: Deborah Santomauro <>
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 07:59:09 EST
Thanks to Willie F., Joseph Herpers, and Carl Ma for their quick responses to my 
question regarding "FCODE" and "iPOST".

Carl provided a URL that describes where "Forth byte code" comes from 

Both Joseph and Willie provided a bit more background on how FCODE is used, 
which is to provide descriptors - i.e. memory mapping info - of cards that use 
the SBUS. The only documentation I found on Sun's web site was for reprogramming 
the flash prom in an enterprise system, but nothing as to the "why".

I guess only someone with experience in the actual architectural configuration 
of a SPARC would be able to answer the question as to "why forth byte code is 
used". I never did find out if there is any differences between "iPOST" and 

Again, thanks to all who did respond


Deborah Santomauro
Unix System Administrator
Kennedy Space Center - Florida / CSOC-ROS
Work: 321-861-2226
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