Subject: Re: SCSI mostly...
To: NetBSD/sun3 Discussion List <>
From: Robert F Schaefer <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/04/2001 20:42:26
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 05:56:52 (-0400), Robert F Schaefer wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: SCSI mostly...
> >
> > How did you pull off the 128MB?  I have 4*8M in my /280, and AFAIK that's
> > the largest ram card produced by Sun for this model.
> Sun's 32MB cards for the 4/xx0 series work just fine in 3/xx0's....  :-)
> (well, at least in the /260 and /280 chassis where there's enough power)

Huh.  If I ever come across any of 'em, I'll snatch 'em up.

> There were some stability problems that I never narrowed down.  Most fo
> the time I had it runing it was running SunOS-4.1.1u1 which though it
> had(has) good support for the ECC detection (even on those 32MB boards,
> it seems! ;-), would spontaneously panic and reboot far more often than
> it did with just 4x8MB boards installed (maybe once a week instead of
> almost never).  It had similar problems running NetBSD, but back then
> NetBSD didn't have support for ECC detection so I really couldn't rule
> out a more recent memory error either.

I've never had the sun crash.  'Course, I don't think I let it run for
more than a few days before shutting her down.

> > Whoo whoo!  I can't afford to run the sun 24/7 like a Real Computer
> > should, I dunno what I'm going to do if I get the two VAXen (6xxx & 4xxx) I've
> > been looking at-- I'm sure they're not gonna draw less juice than the sun.
> >  At least I'm not in California!
> One of those coal-producing states like Kentucky or Tennessee should put
> together a small incentive program to get old hardware collectors to
> move to their state where power is still cheap as the wind!
> (Hmmm... wind... maybe I should pack up and move back to my Dad's farm
> in Saskatchewan -- lots of opportunities for wind generation there!  ;-)

Cool.  I always thought it'd be nice to have a little creek that could be
dammed up.

> 							Greg A. Woods