[rescue] looking for some items

Simon Fryer fryers at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 02:20:15 CDT 2010


On 25 April 2010 18:28, Sevan / Venture37 <venture37 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2010, at 09:29 PM, Simon Fryer <fryers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 23 April 2010 20:08, Sevan / Venture37 <venture37 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 23/04/2010 20:52, Simon Fryer wrote:
>>>> If is a pity that you are not in the UK. After just discovering that
>>>> NetBSD SMP is no longer working, my SS20 has become a lot less useful.
>>>> :(
>>> What's wrong with the code??
>> I just upgraded from an ancient version of NetBSD to 5.0.2, loaded the
>> MP kernel and got a Trap almost immediatly after the kernel worked out
>> how much memory was active.
>> After a bit of reading on the NetBSD FAQs it notes that SMP is broken
>> for sparc after version 4.
>> I don't know what the problem is. It has been a while since I have
>> used NetBSD (I am more an Open person) and I am just getting my head
>> around it.
>> If you are interested, I'll grab the text from the console.
> That's ok, I was just wondering, it's a Shame it's broken, I wonder if this
> is related to all the code the had to scrap pre version 5 because it was

I have since been told that NetBSD current has a working SMP kernel
for sparc... I am about to try that.


"Well, an engineer is not concerned with the truth; that is left to
philosophers and theologians: the prime concern of an engineer is
the utility of the final product."
Lectures on the Electrical Properties of Materials, L.Solymar, D.Walsh

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