[rescue] Time to replace the IPX
jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Sat Dec 20 18:08:21 CST 2003
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 11:59:27AM +0100, Paul Weissmann wrote:
> Hmm, the Precisionbook works quite smoothly,
Maybe the 3.4 snapshot I got was not in a good shape at that time.
BTW: I am working on a i82596 driver for *BSD. This should speed up
Ethernet on the old hp700 machines a bit. Currently *BSD drives
Ethernet only in i82586 mode on hp700. This is quite suboptimal.
> 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.
Interresting to know. I thought about getting a B2000 or the like when
NetBSD/hp700 is usable. 400 MHz of PA8500 power would be nice, even in
32 bit mode. But a NetBSD/hp700-64 is in far, far future.
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