Subject: Re: pmax & NetBSD 4.0
To: David Brownlee <>
From: George Harvey <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 10/16/2007 22:18:37
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:27:06 +0100 (BST)
David Brownlee <> wrote:

>  	So, what are people doing with their pmaxen, and is anyone
>  	planning on testing the NetBSD 4.0RC3 build which should be
>  	up at later
>  	today? :)

I've just installed 4.0_RC2 on my 5000/133 as an upgrade to 3.1. The
upgrade procedure completed without any errors but the stage where
postinstall goes round deleting obsolete files was very slow. I left it
running overnight and from a look at the timestamps today, it must have
taken more than 3 hours! Postinstall displayed some messages about
things that needed manually fixing when it finished but they disappeared
when the upgrade process moved on the the next tarball, do the
postinstall messages get logged to disk anywhere?

On rebooting into 4.0_RC2, I get 4 error messages:
  wsconscfg: WSDISPLAYIO_ADDSCREEN: Cannot allocate memory
but they don't stop the machine booting and I can login on the console
as normal. All my Turbochannel cards are recognised (PMAGB-B, PMAD-A,
DEFTA-AA) but I haven't checked if the PMAD and DEFTA work yet. I'm
expecting GCC 4 to be slow so I'm running a test at the moment to see
how it compares with GCC 3 on 3.1.