Subject: Strange behavior on 3/50s and 3/60s
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 02/10/1995 15:31:01
> From: Geoff Adams <>
> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 15:05:50 -0500
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> Thanks for your quick response.  I've now had a chance to try out the new
> kernel.  Here are the results.

The one that fixes the panic in pa_to_pvp is:
NetBSD 1.0A (GENERIC) #151: Fri Feb 10 00:50:52 EST 1995

So, you'll need to download again, or rebuild it yourself
with the fix to sun3_startup.c that I sent out recently.

> Now, on the 3/50:
> > > It also hangs when doing any database work (like updating the password
> > > files or building the kernel databases during multi-user startup).
> >
> > Ah, that is your server dropping packets that NetBSD/sun3 sends.
> > Add the following line to your config file:
> >
> > 	# XXX - Work-around for slow SunOS/Sun3 servers (sigh...)
> > 	options 	NFS_BOOT_RWSIZE=1024
> Did you add this option in your latest kernel?  In any event, it works!
> The 3/50 comes up multi-user happily.  (I've only tried one of them so
> far.)

That option is set in the kernel I put on
(at least I thought it was - maybe I'd better check).

> (This is exciting.)
Glad to hear it.  This IS just for fun, after all.

> I'll soon be getting a 3/80, so I'll be interested in getting netbsd
> running on the sun3x architecture.  I'm prepared to do a bit of hacking
> and learning.  (I'm already very familiar with the '030 instruction
> set; I'm assuming that's an advantage here.)  Now that I have a sun3
> platform to use as a base, it should be considerably easier, I would
> think.
I'd be glad to try to help with that, though I don't have a 3/80.