Subject: Re: DEC sun3 gear available in Ottawa
To: None <>
From: Greg Oster <>
List: regional-ca
Date: 11/13/2007 15:25:40
der Mouse writes:
> > The info I've found says that the Sun 3/50 takes a max of 4 MB ram
> > and runs at 15.7 MHz,
> The 4M max is semi-false.  The -3/50 has 4M soldered onto the
> motherboard, and no sockets for adding more.  However, third parties
> have created daughterboards that piggyback onto the MMU, which is
> socketed (and possibly other chips too, I forget - I've seen one, but
> only briefly) and support more.  I don't know how much they support.

The SolFlower ones could add an additional 8MB for a total of 12MB.

3x the original memory added a lot more zip to the boxes :) 

> > while the Sun 3/160 takes max 16 MB and runs at 16.67 MHz.  Is this
> > wrong?
> I don't know on my own hook; the -3/160 I've not worked with much.  I'd
> have to just look it up in (eg) the JWBirdsall hardware reference on
> > What NetBSD port do they use?
> sun3.
> > What size drive do they have?
> Ask Kirk. :-)  They do 50-pin single-ended SCSI, so you can load them
> up with as much SCSI disk as you have or can obtain that is or can be
> made narrow-single-ended-compatible.  (This can be quite a lot; I have
> such a disk that's over 17G, in service right now.)
> > Please clarify what you mean by "but I run 1.4T".  1.4 Twhat?  1.4 TB
> > drives?
> NetBSD 1.4T.  I stopped tracking NetBSD in February 2000, and, at the
> time, they named trunks with <previous release><letter> combinations.
> (I'm now running 3.1 on a few machines, but haven't been doing much
> with that ever since finding a compiler bug that nobody seems to care
> about; while admittedly I haven't sent it PR yet, I got zero response
> when I outlined it on port-sparc64.)

File the PR anyway :) 


Greg Oster