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Re: asymmetric smp

On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:21:02 +0200
Johnny Billquist <> wrote:

> On 2014-04-02 16:10, John Nemeth wrote:
> > On Apr 2,  1:55pm, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > } The root fs in on nfs, as I'm running the machine diskless. Disk is
> > } served from a -current NetBSD/alpha system sitting right next to it. And
> > } I have changed the Alpha to run at 10 MB/s half duplex, and I have 2k
> > } block size for NFS. Login is obviously already running, since that is
> > } what also prompts for the username, and doing it twice should even put
> > } some stuff in local cache.
> >
> >       Uh, actually getty does the initial prompt for username on
> > the console.  After collecting the username, getty execs login.
> Hmm. My mistake in that case. So we have image activation at that point. 
> Hmm...

Possibly other things to verify would be /etc/passwd.conf (you'll likely
need to also regenerate passwords if you change those settings), and if
VAX has specialized lock code or uses the new generic atomic operations
which some CPUs might have trouble with (i.e. RAS)...

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