Subject: Re: MySQL on NetBSD/Alpha (WAS: 3000/600)
To: Tom Haapanen <>
From: Mocha <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/02/2000 15:18:43
At 01:48 PM 6/2/00 -0400, Tom Haapanen wrote:
>Rik van Mierlo wrote:
> > I don't really need MySQL on the Alpha, because it works ok our
> > FreeBSD/i386 server, but on the Alpha the connection to the database is
> > dropped when I use a SELECT statement with SUM in it. Earlier today I
> > got a floating point exception as error, but I haven't been able to
> > reproduce it, now all I get is "Lost connection to MySQL server during
> > query". The machine is a 3000/400, running NetBSD-current. MySQL is from
> > the ports collection.
> > I don't know whether anybody else has had the same problem, but it has
> > kept me from seriously using MySQL with NetBSD/alpha.
>MySQL has some significant problems running on NetBSD/Alpha -- it'll die,
>for example, almost immediately when running the Perl Mysql test suite.  It
>appears that this is actually not a NetBSD-specific issue, though, and,
>rather, related to MySQL on 64-bit machines.  Sigh.
>Our web site ( was exclusively NetBSD/Alpha, but
>eventually we gave up and bought a Celeron box to run MySQL on NetBSD/i386.

which version of mysql did you use? i have it running on netbsd alpha here 
and it's been up. i'm using their latest alpha codes. the db hasn't been 
stressed that much, so maybe that's the case.