Subject: Re: Sun3/Sun4 old VME tape booting funzies
To: David Brownlee <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 09/01/1999 18:43:19
> > I would offer, from the dinosaur end of the spectrum, that NetBSD
> > just does not have the right support on the OLD machine hardware.
> > For example, none of my VME suns can run NetBSD, because the tape
> > drivers basically won't, although they try.  In particular, NetBSD
> > really needs an MD and an MT driver for the old hardware.  The MD
> > and MT controllers off an SI or SC controller were the basic issue
> > Sun equipment.  NetBSD just won't go on those, in my hands.

> 	Have you opened a PR on the problem with as much info as you can
> 	get? (Probably with a kernel with DEBUG, SCSI_DEBUG, and

I have been snooping around the PR archives, and perhaps the 2727 PR
is addressing some of my problems.  I will reload tonight and see
if I can get some more info on it and make an official PR.