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

Kurt Mosiejczuk rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 12:28:29 CDT 2001

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:

>   I will say that I'm very impressed with the performance of Linux on
> SPARC hardware.  I wish they'd put the same amount of effort into
> optimizing their Alpha support...it's just plain SLOW.  If they
> address this, a DS10 or DS20 running Linux might very well be desktop
> nirvana.

I seem to recall the reason for this being the amount of 64-bit unclean
code that is out there.  I recall someone telling me that an Alpha
running linux spends most of its time trapping invalid memory accesses
and correcting them.  I suspect the only reason ultrasparc isn't bitten
a LOT more by this is the 32-bit compatability.


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