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Re: ES45 and SMP?
Michael L. Hitch <mhitch%lightning.msu.montana.edu@localhost> wrote:
>On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Michael L. Hitch wrote:
>> On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Stephen Jones wrote:
>>> I've got a few ES45s available to me with 4 procs each. Before I put down
>>> the dough, is NetBSD ready for
>>> prime time on these? I'm guessing Greg is the only one that might know for
>>> sure. And I of course don't
>>> mean just loading NetBSD and then letting the machine idle, I mean really
>>> intense 24/7 use.
>> Our ES45 has just been removed from production, so I am attempting to boot
>> NetBSD on it, but no luck so far.
>> I have been able to boot an ES40 with no problems, but the ES45 (as well as
>> an ES47 we had taken out of production) fails loading the kernel.
> Ah, progress...
> The ES45 I have still had Tru64 on it, and when I booted it, I noticed
>that it loaded at 0xfffffc0000430000. NetBSD was loading at
>0xfffffc0000300000, so I build a kernel that loaded at 0xfffffc0000430000.
>This kernel completed loading and began executing:
>Entering netbsd-ES45 at 0xfffffc0000431130...
>NetBSD does not yet support system type 38 (???).
>panic: platform not supported
> Next step would be to add the system type support, which may be a bit
>more than I know.
Good progress! Does not look very hard from reading the code!
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