Subject: Re: DEC 7000-620
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/06/2002 10:46:35
On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On 2002.07.06 03:43 Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > Does NetBSD support this machine?
> No. Tru64 and OpenVMS will do, obviously. As Tru64 is very BSDish, you
> may like it.

Since I like NetBSD, and am running it on the 8650, I'd really like it on
the 7000 as well. How difficult to get it working?

> > I can't find anything under supported system models.
> Look at the GENERIC config file (via CVS web). There is no "DEC7000" in
> it. 

Looked there too, and didn't find any. Just asked to be sure I didn't miss
anything, or that it might sort under some other model.

> > We might be getting one such machine soon.
> Oh. My. Holy. Daemon.
> You know what you will get? 2 x 21064, 200 MHz, 4 MB Cache in a big
> cabinet. (Yes, I know that big iron is no problem for you / Update. And
> compared to the VAX 8650, a DEC 7000 is a toy.)

Yup. We might be getting a VAX 7000 as well. Now, that one will run VMS if

> I am jealous of you. ;-) 



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