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Re: Is this list alive?

seems were getting alive after some hibernation :)

multias were thought as "thin"-clients (yeah, with alpha-cpu....)

they also have often troubles with the memories. this might explain
compile and / or segfaults. those machines are no servers!

74F623 might also be an issue, never forget for what those machines were

On Fri, 2012-12-21 at 14:04 -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 12/21/2012 12:48 AM, Bill Roman wrote:
> >> the multias are pathetic, not stable....
> > 
> > Perhaps... but they're *cute* :-)
> > 
> > I have one (well, more than one, but the others are for parts).  I've
> > played around with NetBSD 4 and 5 on it, and I'm getting ready to try
> > again with 6.0.
> > 
> > I had noticed some apparent stability problems -- random compile errors
> > and segfaults while building a kernel, never reproducible.  I was going
> > to try swapping some parts around, figuring it was some marginal
> > hardware somewhere.
> > 
> > But if it's a general Multia issue, I don't want to waste time on it.
> > 
> > So -- is anyone else with a Multia finding it's "not stable"?
>   I did, when I ran a few.  I have one now that I haven't fired up in a
> long time.  But Back In The Day(tm), before I realized it was a crap
> design, I had lots of overheating problems with them, and later the
> infamous "fried 74F623" issue.  I replaced about half a dozen of those.
>   If you haven't put a heat sink on your Multia's 74F623 chip, I would
> suggest doing so when you can.
>               -Dave

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