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Re: ES45 and SMP?

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Michael L. Hitch wrote:

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Stephen Jones wrote:

I've got a few ES45s available to me with 4 procs each. Before I put down the dough, is NetBSD ready for prime time on these? I'm guessing Greg is the only one that might know for sure. And I of course don't mean just loading NetBSD and then letting the machine idle, I mean really intense 24/7 use.

Our ES45 has just been removed from production, so I am attempting to boot NetBSD on it, but no luck so far.

I have been able to boot an ES40 with no problems, but the ES45 (as well as an ES47 we had taken out of production) fails loading the kernel.

  Ah, progress...

The ES45 I have still had Tru64 on it, and when I booted it, I noticed that it loaded at 0xfffffc0000430000. NetBSD was loading at 0xfffffc0000300000, so I build a kernel that loaded at 0xfffffc0000430000.
This kernel completed loading and began executing:

8962064+479936 [529536+351743]=0x9d8c10

Entering netbsd-ES45 at 0xfffffc0000431130...

NetBSD does not yet support system type 38 (???).

panic: platform not supported

Next step would be to add the system type support, which may be a bit more than I know.

Michael L. Hitch                        mhitch%montana.edu@localhost
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University        Bozeman, MT     USA

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