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Re: (native build & other issues - Was: xvfb not built on vax...)
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Johnny Billquist wrote:
Some NetBSD users do not care about how long a vax takes
to build NetBSD - why is that surprising? I think you'll
find quite a few users on port-vax who really don't care
about x86, or arm, or 3d graphics support for example.
You should perhaps differentiate between NetBSD users and NetBSD developers.
That users don't care is no surprise, and I would not expect otherwise.
Developers on the other hand should atleast care a little.
The logic still applies somewhat there. Should a developer
working on embedded headless network appliances care at all
about graphic console support?
I would expect most people building NetBSD/vax for a headless
system are going to skip building x11 altogether.
No. Why should they? All (well, most) X applications are still useable even
if you don't have a frame buffer.
Granted, but I would have expected a definite minority of
NetBSD/vax usersto be running X apps on their vas and sending
the display to a non vax box. I could well be underestimating the
"because its there" factor :)
As I understand ther are two issues:
a) Some vax models seem to 'go to sleep' under load
Very deep sleep. As in stops altogether. Not sure if it's just some VAX
models, or if it's just that some people haven't manage to reproduce the
I'm pretty sure Matt and some of those who could track it down are
not seeing it. Could you try to narrow down a sequence to
reproduce it and then update http://wiki.netbsd.se/vax with
the details and the machines (CPU/memory/disk/nfs? etc) on which
you can reproduce? Then maybe if some others can try to see if
they can duplicate and add their notes?
b) Groff chokes building certain .ps files - I thought Brad had
tracked that down to a hypot issue, what ever happened with
Very good question. I'd like to know as well.
I think Brad is on the case on this again :)
Could I suggest we need a central location to record the
current state of NetBSD/vax, what people have found and/or
are working on?
Can people please take a look at http://wiki.netbsd.se/vax
If you have even a little time and any interest in NetBSD/vax,
take a couple of minutes to add something to that page, be
it something you really want changed, some extra details
on a problem, or some trick you've found to get it installed.
Maybe that would work. I don't know. But we could try...
Lets give it a go :)
David/absolute -- www.NetBSD.org: No hype required --
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