Subject: Re: MAXBSIZE should be MAXPHYS; a yes vote! (not)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Martin Cracauer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1995 10:16:59
Chris G Demetriou wrote:

>> Regarding this suggested change, my system will not boot with
>> MAXBSIZE = 32768;
>> P133
>> Buslogic 946C
>> HP2247 1GB SCSI drive
>> 64MB RAM
>> Consider my vote a no.

>Actually i consider your vote a statement that the i386 port
>maintainer should fix his port.

Unfortunatly, we didn't hear anything in this regard from either
Charles Hannum, Thor Lancelot Simon or whoever else is a real i386

The problem in question is clearly outside my skill level and I can
imagine others feel the same way.

So may I renew my request to stall this change, send a request to each
port-xxx list that MAXBSIZE=MAXPHYS is tested and then #ifndef the
change for the i386 port as long as it isn't fixed?

I'd like to see maximum write throughput in 1.1, but the only thing I
could do about is was to find out the limit for my machine, which is
32K. Now it is clear that even 32K break some other i386 machines, it
is clear that it has to be *fixed*.

Martin Cracauer <>  - BSD User Group Hamburg, Germany 
"As far as I'm concerned,  if something is so complicated that you can't ex-"
"plain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway"- Calvin