Subject: Re: SRM vs ARC
To: None <,>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/11/1997 14:44:04
>  Christ...Typing "173000g" at the ODT prompt of a pdp11 is JUST AS
>FUNCTIONAL a boot sequence as all that fancy crap on these new

Not quite. With P1275 compliant boot roms, there's a host of
configuration issues that can be tackled at booting. Granted,
SRM is mostly wasted. As an example of usefulness, for thems
that can actually do it, the forth monitor in a sparc or a
powerpc can diagnose a lot of hardware problems.