Subject: Re: RFH: serial port benchmarking
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/25/2006 21:26:27
Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 08:36:43AM -0700, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
>>> I did some archeology, and dug up some old machines.  I have something
>>> that I think is an 8Mb 33Mhz 486, and that still seems to power on and
>>> POST get to the PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE prompt.  I'm not going to get
>>> past this for a while, because it has a large-style AT DIN keyboard
>>> plug, and I seem to have nothing functional to plug into it now.
>> Thanks.  I probably can scrounge a large style->small style keyboard
>> adapter.  What I don't know is whether it is for plugging a small
>> keyboard in a large hole or vice versa.  I'll check and get back to you.
> Heh, thanks, but I finally found one and got past that hurdle last
> night.


>>> It probably still has some ancient NetBSD, perhaps 0.9-ish era, on the
>>> 2x200Mb SCSI disks that seem to still both spin up.  I hope so, that
>>> will make the problem of getting code onto it easier.
> It seems the BIOS doesn't seem to find/boot from them.  I'll dig up a
> CF-IDE adapter or an old hard disk to boot from instead.  The only
> other items now lacking are round tuits. I missed the chance to use
> the ones I had this weekend and it seems I'm going to have a serious
> shortage of more for a while, sorry.

Round tuit?  Not sure I understand the reference....

In fact, I'm sure I don't.

    -- Garrett
> --
> Dan.

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191