Subject: Re: Sun 3/50 and -current
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-perform
Date: 03/26/2002 13:47:48
On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 07:53:23PM -0700, Rick Kelly wrote:

> I can use SSH1 with this machine, but SSH2 times out as the system
> frantically pages.

have you tried fiddling with the cpuflags to gcc and recompiling
libcrypto?  It helped a lot on sparc, and I have heard similar speedups
in motorola land from mac68k guys.

> I think that the days of NetBSD/sun3 will soon close for the Sun 3/50,
> of course their are earlier versions that run well.

VAX went through this about a year ago: much bemoaning the slowness and
hogginess of -current...  there were some metrics taken (same config
file, different kernel versions,) but I don't know if anything really
came of it.  with identical configuration files, the kernels are

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |