Subject: Re: Amiga UNIX
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter James Naylor <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/11/1996 16:17:51
On 10 Jan 1996, Michael van Elst wrote:

> (YU SONG) writes:
> >I don't know much about A1200. I am running NetBSD 1.1 and X11R6 on A4000/040,
> >AGA, 16 RAM and 1.5 giga hard disk. Honestly, NetBSD and X11R6 run much
> >slower than Linux and X11R6 on my 486PC with same configuration.

Where did he get a 486 with AGA?

> Obviously.


> >The bottleneck
> >I guess is A4000's old IDE controller and also AGA set is not implemented in
> >X11R6.

I think you should get a SCSI disk for a start... IDE/EIDE are not a good 
idea for a multi-threaded, multi-tasking, multiuser OS which probably 
depends quite heavily on virtual memory.

> It is probably more the significantly slower CPU unless you have
> an old 486 running at 25MHz.

Well, I don't know... maybe a 33MHz 486?  Maybe it's an SX33?  I'd rate a 
25MHz 040 slightly better than a 25MHz 486.  Personally, I'd say that the 
disk has quite a bit to do with it, and AGA is vastly slower than any 
chunky-mode graphics board.

Peter Naylor