[rescue] Ultra 1 - is it OK?

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Thu Jan 8 13:53:40 CST 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Corey wrote:

> Another thing that occurs when a sun4[cm] machine's
> NVRAM battery dies is that the system will lose its
> hostid (and hence the ethernet MAC address which is
> derived from this). I too have never lost an NVRAM in
> an Ultra, so I don't know if these share that behaviour.
> But, if you're losing your hostID/MAC, that would be a
> good indication that the NVRAM battery is dead.

I seem to recall that the Ultras actually keep the hostID/MAC in
an actual PROM that they copy into the NVRAM.  So they are only
half-hosed when the NVRAM dies =)


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