[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 12:11:04 CDT 2001

On June 15, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 12:39:31PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> >   FreeBSD is a VERY Intel-specific operating system (and a damn fine one
> > at that!), despite half-ports and propaganda to the contrary.
> It is?
> http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/alpha.html
> AFAIK freebsd/alpha is release/production quality.

  I've run it in production at skycache.  One of the other dev guys is a
total FreeBSD freak...I wrote the code specifically for NetBSD, and he
argued that they were close enough that no "porting" (per se) would be
needed...he was right of course.  I, however, was not impressed with
the performance or the stability.  Not surprising actually, since it's
undergone years of very hard work optimizing every inch of it for
Intel boxes.

  I guess "production quality" is in the eye of the beholder.

          -Dave McGuire

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