Subject: Re: Multias still obstinate ...
To: None <>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/04/1999 18:15:24
>I'm using this on a D/Unix system:

This is taken directly from the port-alpha FAQ:

If you try to set up a Digital UNIX 3.x (formerly DEC OSF/1) system as an
NFS server containing NetBSD diskless root partitions, you'll run into a
problem: Digital UNIX 3.x does not properly handle NetBSD device nodes.
Apparently, to ease the transition from 16-bit to 32-bit device nodes,
Digital added run-time conversion code to convert from the old device node
format to the new format. Unfortunately, this causes the device nodes as
seen by a diskless NetBSD to be garbage. The only solutions to this are
binary or source modifications to the Digital UNIX kernel, so, for most
users, the easiest solution is to simply not use a Digital UNIX system as
the server for NetBSD diskless clients. Rumor has it that Digital Unix 4.x
does not suffer from this problem.

Hope this helps,
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