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Re: Is this list alive?
On Dec 18, 2012, at 10:44 AM, "Michael L. Hitch"
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2012, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 08:01:49PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>> I'm amazed that the 1000A is still running. They're the only Alphas
>>> I've ever found to be less reliable than the Multia. I'm glad to hear
>>> at least ONE of them was decent.
>> I've never met anybody else with a 1000A -- any suggestions on things to
>> look out for, common failures, etc?
> I have one. I haven't had it on for some time (too busy with too many other
> One major problem I ran into is that the 1000A has two PCI busses, and
> doesn't do the swizzle thing with the interrupts. Plugging a PCI card into
> the 2nd bus slots doesn't work. I was working on some changes to the 1000A
> support so cards would work in the 2nd bus slots, but haven't done anything
> with them for a while. I don't know if I'd have any time to do anything
> until after I retire (which isn't that far away).
Another problem I discovered during my time using a 1000A with NetBSD is that
it lost the ability to reboot via "shutdown -r" circa NetBSD 5:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-alpha/2009/06/19/msg000314.html. It made
remote updates somewhat less fun than before. Not sure if that got fixed...
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