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

Greg A. Woods rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 17:26:23 CDT 2001

[ On Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 15:14:40 (-0500), Dan Debertin wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: [rescue] 670MP windfall in the surplus diving frenzy today.....
> Up to Solaris 2.5.1. NetBSD runs, but there's no support for SMP, or for
> the VME bus. I am waiting impatiently for them to support those two
> things. Wish I knew more about SMP, or I would step forward and do it
> myself.

SMP for NetBSD/sparc is comming very soon.  I suspect they'll finish the
i386 support, and then sparc will be next.  It works already on alpha,
and the CVS branch with the i386 support is in test by a number of people.

IIRC somone reported a "make release" running in 30-something minutes,
starting with a clean tree.  That includes building about 5 kernel
variants, as well as the toolchain and everything else right down to the
installation tar files.

VME support shouldn't be too hard to add given that you can find
documentation for whatever bridge/interface chips are used.

							Greg A. Woods

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