Subject: Re: 1.5_Beta on 3100/M76 and MVII (hare and tortoise syndrome)
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/26/2000 18:16:11
On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> I loaded up the 1.5_BETA VAX suite on my VS3100/M76 and MVII last night.
> Nice on the M76..... like a snail on the MVII, even with stripped kernel.
> Kernel compile on the M76 for the MVII only took about 1.5-2 hours.
> I have not tried it on the MVII, natively, yet, but I hear it takes
> LOOOOONG time.....(:+}}...
> For fun I did a load of 1.3.2 on the MVII, and compared things like
> ethernet rate, boot speed, etc., and the 1.3.2 far outran the 1.5_BETA
> on the MVII, even with a stripped to the bare bones 1.5 kernel.  Ethernet
> speeds, for example were 33% faster on the 1.3.2 with generic kernel,
> compared to the 1.5_BETA with stripped kernel.  That includes disk
> I/O time.  Boot time on the 1.3.2 was about 30-45 seconds.  Boot time
> on the 1.5_BETA was approaching FIVE MINUTES.  Yikes!
	Out of curiosity, could you try a 1.4.3 (or 1.4.2) as well?

	Can you test the ethernet vs disk speeds separately?
	ttcp and bonnie from pkgsrc may prove useful.

> Is there anything that can be done to speed along the aging MVII critter
> with a current NetBSD VAX port?
	Work out where the bottleneck is:)

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