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Re: NetBSD 5.0 and SPARCstation 5 not a lucky combination
More testing results: with appropriate wscons stuff added to my LX and
SS20 kernel configs (copied from -current GENERIC), wscons appears to
work in NetBSD/sparc 5.0 for both cg6 and cg14, and doesn't hang.
Also, as expected, the cg6 text scrolling is a whole lot faster than
PROM/OF calls (RASTERCONSOLE also provides this benefit for cg6, but
there has apparently been a regression wherein it hangs).
There are artifacts when control of the graphics device passes from
PROM/OF to kernel driver (and back again), e.g. clearing the screen,
text area resize, but I don't believe any of them are sufficiently
serious to warrant holding back on turning on wscons support by default.
So, I'd like to see the wscons kernel configuration in -current
GENERIC pulled up to the netbsd-5 release branch. Mr. Portmaster, can
you please do the honors and make the necessary requests of our
release engineering team?
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