Subject: re: looking for a spare ultra 2 (Re: spare sun sparc bits.)
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
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.