[rescue] Time to replace the IPX

Paul Weissmann paul at doorslam.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:21 CST 2003

Jochen Kunz [jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de] wrote:
> On 2003.11.26 08:08 Paul Weissmann wrote:
> > > OpenBSD/hppa seams not that rock solid like it could be. 
> > it's quite solid here on the machines i run. 
> Well. I had some strange hickups and the like on my B132L. (E.g. the
> machine hung for some time, spilled out SCSI errors, didn't respond to
> pings for some time under load.) My 715/100XC had similar problems, but
> less frequent.

Hmm, the Precisionbook works quite smoothly, only drives with an IDE-to-SCSI
make some sort of strange problems (and suck generally), real 2.5"
SCSI-drives work quite smoothly

> But when we are talking about machines of the 500 MHz EV56 Alpha, Sun
> U30, ... class, we are in the PA8000 range. Does OpenBSD/hppa support
> PA8000 machines?

Not that I know of.

Last time I tried to boot the C200 it got up to the protected mode
but hung immediately.

The OpenBSD/hppa64 port for machines with CPUs >8000/8200 (i.e. 8500, 8600
...) is in its very early stages. These systems have to boot a 64-bit
kernel, they can't run in 32-bit mode (as e.g. the C200) and use a
very different I/O-architecture than the 32-bit HP-PAs.

        - paul

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