Subject: re: looking for a spare ultra 2 (Re: spare sun sparc bits.)
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: matthew green <>
List: regional-au
Date: 01/12/2004 01:07:51
   On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 05:43:41PM +1100, Charlie Allom wrote:
   > To get this back on topic - does anyone run NetBSD on dual 64 bit 
   > machines? :) I'd be curious to hear of how stable/easy the platform is. 
   since you didn't mention an arch... I have a dual amd64 (opteron
   242).  Mostly it is fine but ACPI is broken for me and I do get an
   occaisional kernel panic (something to do with locking which I really
   should report to fvdl), oh, and 32-bit compat mode is broken. Apart

how is 32 bit compat mode broken?  i have a sparc64 setup now and
looking at netbsd32 lossage is what i've been wanting to do...

   from that it is fine most things I use just compile and run without
   problems.  If you want bleeding edge - get amd64 ;)

BTW, debian appears to support amd64 in unreleased ware.