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Re: VAXstation 4000/90 - ssh & display oddities

On 25 April 2012 19:57, Jochen Kunz <jkunz%unixag-kl.fh-kl.de@localhost> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:26:37 +0100
> While we are at it: I had a glance at spx.c. From the comments in
> spx_match() it seams that support for SPX in the VS4k60 and VS3k1m76 is
> almost there. I have those machines, but no clue about framebuffers in
> general and SPX in particular. If a SPX-Expert (C) (R) (TM) wants to
> hack on it I can provide some testing.

Our of curiosity what does a -current kernel detect on them?

> Last week I instaled NetBSD-6_BETA on my VS4k90. It will be on display
> at the upcoming: http://www.vcfe.org/E/ Sorry, I digress... ;-)

Looks like fun - I seem they are exhibiting a PC532 - now thats a machine that
makes VAXen look positively common :) Pity none wanted to keep the NetBSD
port going :/

> I didn't stress the machine much, but after I went through the trouble
> of http://gnats.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=46098 it
> run well. I.e.: Use a /boot from NetBSD-5.1 and all will be OK.

I wonder which part of -O2 causes issues - I may have a test building -O1 plus
the individual options that make up -O2 to see. That may well prove useful to
anyone coming along later to look at the compiler. I know there have been
issues reported with the userland or kernel of NetBSD/vax when compiled with
gcc-4.5.3, so it will be interesting to see if whatever flags "fix"
boot also help

Interestingly while I cannot login with a current kernel and 5.1.2
userland under
csh if I switch to ksh I can...

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