Subject: Re: NetBSD/sun3 stability?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 12/02/1996 18:41:10
How stable is the sun3 port these days? Were the si driver/pmap/dynamicly
linked programs start dumping core problems ever resolved?
I never saw this on my two 3/50s *except* when running diskless, in
which case it happened on demand and all the time. With a disk it
seems to run well.
I have a production(ish) 24M 3/60 that runs mail, name service, and a
small news feed. I've been running SunOS 4.1 up until now. Our UUCP/ISP
went out of business on _very_ short notice, and we've decided to install
an ISDN line now that prices have dropped to a reasonable level. However,
having the mail machine running an old SunOS with many well-known security
problem makes me nervous, even behind a firewall. So I'm looking at
switching to NetBSD until such time as the machine gets replaced by a PC
(running NetBSD). Comments on the advisability of this?
Well, I compiled the world and it all went rather uneventfully, which
probably isn't a great test of how stable things are. [I must admit
that it is not running anything very hard].
I am not sure that LKMs are supported on the Sun 3, yet.... At least,
it isn't clear that the MAKEDEV script makes a device for it [although
the mod* commands are compiled without complaint].
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org http://anduin.eldar.org