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

Devin L. Ganger rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 13:23:00 CDT 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 01:48:10PM -0400, linc wrote:
> Ahh, but when's the last time and version you actually "felt" Linux on
> your machine?  I have RH6.2 on a Sparc 20 and you just can't kill
> it.  That and it'll run anything.

There's a big difference between running Linux on a SS20 and running it
on a 4/690.  Believe me, on less common hardware, Linux starts feeling
shaky and less solid -- and this is as of Redhat 7.0.

Hell, NetBSD 4.2 had some problems on the 4/690 that kept folks from
compiling certain programs.

It's that combination of VME and Sbus, I think, that confused most of
the kernels out there.  It's all a matter of how common your hardware
is, and how well worked-over the code is.

Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
find / -name *base* -exec chown us:us {} \;
su -c someone 'export UP_US=thebomb'
for f in great justice ; do sed -e 's/zig//g' < $f ; done

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