[SunHELP] solaris 10 for an ultra-1?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Feb 2 15:47:30 CST 2006

" From: awouk at nilenet.com (Arthur Wouk)
" i have an ultra-1 enterprise machine, 200mhz cpu, 1gig ram, and four
" drives with 4, 9, 18, 18 gigs respectively. (the latter two are in 511
" boxes.)  i have a set of instructions for making the ultra-1 work as
" a 64 bit machine. (i assume the famous freeze will not occur, since it
" is so unlikely.)

true.  it is theoretically possible but afaik it takes very specially
crafted assembly code - no example of the bug has ever been seen 'in
the wild'.  apparently neither sun's nor gnu's assemblers can be
provoked to emit code with this bug.

" i assume there is a 64bit wide memory access present, and the cpu is
" supposed to be 64bit capable.

true.  i have my u1 running 64b s8.

" 1)  will going to 64bits make the system run significantly faster? 

dunno.  i never tried 32b on it.

" 2) has anyone gotten solaris10 to run on such an upgraded ultra-1?

haven't even gotten to s9 yet...
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