Subject: MacSideSource ?
To: None <macbsd-development@NetBSD.ORG>
From: kr <>
List: macbsd-development
Date: 09/22/1994 04:33:09
I tried to run the MKFS utility to try and install the BSD stuff on my
IIsi, as I assume that a working version is imminent. However, I still have
an old Dataframe XP30 harddisk on my SCSI bus, which I do not really want
to disconnect just for tinkering with BSD.

The problem is that MKFS stops dead in its tracks when it encounters the
XP30 in its initial scan of SCSI devices. It hangs and I have to reboot the
machine. What is the problem ? I know that the XP30 is a flaky old piece of
junk, but could one at least build in a time-out so that it at least does
not jam the whole procedure ?

Obviously, I wanted to check out the sources to see if there is anything
obviously wrong, but I only found this here on cray-ymp:

-rw-rw-r--    1 32764           0 Jan 20  1994 MacSideSource.coming.soon

Who is maintaining this source ? Could I have a copy to look at, in
whatever state it may be ? It might make sense to just slam it onto
cray-ymp as version-0.0, with all sorts of disclaimers, but at least
adventurers then might be able to tinker with it.


Markus Krummenacker