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Re: netbsd on vax 11/730; booting in sim
On Jan 8, 2009, at 11:01 AM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
...and apparently no one is trying to fix it (though there sure
seems to be an awful lot of whining about it...)
Good to see some activity on the list. I may have to go up to
my shop and
pull the tarp off of my 11/750 all of this vaxen talk has got
Yes, it's nice to see activity, plus it's nice to have NetBSD 5
working as well as it does.
of the good old days.
I might put the dust off an old 11/750 with an RP07 disk and
it works with 5.0... :-)
??? What do you mean "well"? I thing I've said it a number of
times by now. It don't. Atleast not on VAXen. And it hasn't been
for a year and a half. Except nobody tries to test it, so nobody
Yep. I whine a lot. Noone else even seem to care.
For the record, *I* care quite a bit, but have been struggling to
keep myself fed for the past year and have been unable to spend time
on much of anything outside of that.
I suspect there are many here in that situation...not necessarily
the "struggling" part, but in the "caring but can't do anything right
True. But noone seems to. And the rest of NetBSD is running along a
path that is more or less causing NetBSD/vax to be unusable anyway.
Maybe it's time to drop the VAX support?
That would be very sad.
It is clear, though, that NetBSD is becoming far too bloated for
smaller machines. I'm not one to ever suggest a fork, but perhaps
it's time for VAXen to have "their own" BSD variant...one that isn't
driven to have every kitchen-sink feature fattening things.
Day to day, I run NetBSD on 400MHz-600MHz UltraSPARC machines that
perform an amazing amount of work. It is a FANTASTIC operating
system for production uses like that. It is rock-solid, very fast,
and makes great use of the hardware.
But on a VAX, not so much.
Port Charlotte, FL
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