Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 thanks, and disappointment
To: Donald Lee <MacBSDemail@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/20/2005 17:45:58
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On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 12:28:33PM -0500, Donald Lee wrote:
> I ran into three killer problems, though.
> 1. rsh was unreliable. There are a few of my scripts that do rsh operati=
> to other machines, and when I ran these scripts, the rsh would
> hang (for days, not minutes or hours) This was unpredictable, but
> very repeatable. (The "other machine" in this case is running NetBSD 1.6=
That's very strange. I'd suggest posting on tech-net about this. Is DNS=20
set up right (thoguh that shouldn't hang for days...)?
> 2. Performance of wget was awful. Under NetBSD 1.3.3, a wget of a trivial
> URL would use .3 user .2 sys. Under NetBSD 2.0, this was 4.2u and 2.5s.
> I did some ktrace work and as far as I can tell, this is because NetBSD
> 2.0 uses nls (multi-language stuff), and does a bunch of unnecessary work.
> I tried to turn off NLS in the wget build, but was unsuccessful.
> (I think the wget Makefile is busted in this regard) Note that I could
> not run the 1.3.3-built wget on NetBSD 2.0 due to some dynamic
> library missing problem that I did not chase down.
Oh, 1.3 was a.out. You will need to set up a lot of COMPAT_13, COMPAT_14,=
etc. in your kernel and also the a.out shared library support. I don't=20
still have any a.out systems running, so I'm not 100% sure how to do this.
The emulators/compat13 package may also be needed, however I'm not sure if=
it builds its libraries a.out... Ripping the libraries off of the 1.3.3=20
system certainly would work.
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