Subject: Re: DigitalServer 3305 & SRM console code upgrade necessary/desireable?
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/24/1999 12:39:33
"Erik E. Fair" <> writes:
> There is also a nice set of LEDs under each drive slot which are exposed to
> the front panel of the DS 3305 box to show you the status of the
> drives/slots.

When i had a chance to play with an alphaserver 800, i found
front-panel drive LEDs a bit disturbing.  They were absolutely
unlabelled, and it was ... not obvious to me what they were for.  8-)

don't bother upgrading your SRM; there's probably no reason to.  in
general, unless you have a known good reason to upgrade, there isn't
often much 'hidden' reason to do so (other than to test with newer
firmware 8-).  I've found, in the past, that newer firmware often make
systems work less well, so unless what you've got seems broken, i
suggest "don't bother."

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.