[rescue] 670MP windfall in the surplus diving frenzy today.....

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 16:54:23 CDT 2001

RSN, I'll be attempting to install NetBSD on my 4/470.  As you may
remeber, that only gets memory via VME memory cards.  Then I'll find out.  

But, that comes after installing SunOS on a SS2 (the CD-Rom drive is in
shipping), and linux on a javastation, and maybe Nextstep on an HP
(depends on if the nextstep CDs arrive before I finish the other two
installs listed.).

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Dan Debertin wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Kevin Loch wrote:
> > I thought netbsd had VME support for ages (sun3 VME support).
> > Do they really not support VME on sun4?
> Wait ... I'm wrong, but I don't know to what extent NetBSD supports VME.
> There's definitely VME support there, though. It's the patched Solaris 2.6
> and Linux that don't do VME.
> But I still wonder about how complete the NetBSD VME support is. Can any
> of you comment?
> For example, would NetBSD support memory on the VME bus? I have two
> expansion boards; I'd like to know that it can address that memory as well
> as the sticks on the mainboard. What about SBus expansion boards?
> I have users, so I can't exactly wipe my machine and install NetBSD "just
> to find out".
> There is still the holy grail of SMP support to worry about, too. Sparc
> seems to be last on the list; we even got VAX SMP before Sparc. I don't
> get it.
> Dan
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