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Re: Regarding the ULTRIX and OSF1 compats

On Sun, 3/10/19, Maxime Villard <max%m00nbsd.net@localhost> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Regarding the ULTRIX and OSF1 compats
 To: "Björn Johannesson" <rherdware%yahoo.com@localhost>, tech-kern%netbsd.org@localhost
 Cc: port-pmax%netbsd.org@localhost, port-alpha%netbsd.org@localhost
 Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 12:16 PM
 Le 10/03/2019 à 11:25, Björn Johannesson a écrit :
 >> Hello.
 >> COMPAT_ULTRIX (mips) works fine which I recently discovered after shuffling
 >> some disks and NetBSD8 mounted the ULTRIX disk as /
 >This more likely means that it was an old UFS disk that we do support by
 >default in our UFS/FFS code, but I hardly seehow this could be related to COMPAT_ULTRIX.
What I meant was that it mounted the ULTRIX root disk and proceeded to run init going into multiuser
with NetBSD kernel and ULTRIX userland.
 >Which MIPS are you talking about by the way?
 >Pmax I guess? Because COMPAT_ULTRIX is disabled on the majority of our MIPSs.
Yes (DECstation 5000/240)

 >> Not that I have terribly much use for it (except maybe maple) but I would
 >> still like it to be kept in.
 >I would tend to think that a good reason needs
 >to go a bit farther than just
 >"I'd like to keep it in"...
 >When it comes to Maple, it is already available on Linux, and we do have
 Perhaps, but I do not have maple on Linux, only for ULTRIX/mips.


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