Subject: Re: who uses the build-in uucp with a modem?
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
From: Tom Javen <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/02/1997 10:28:29
On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:

> Incidentally, this was about the same time when another problem was
> introduced that's still in the code.  Ever since that time, I'm plagued
> with crashes on my older hardware, both Intel and VAX.  On my old i386
> boxes, I get "page fault in supervisor mode" panics, and on VAX, I get
> "SEGV in kernel mode" panics, which I suspect are the same thing.  The
> frequency of the problems has changed over time (I track current pretty
> closely), so while the i386 has been more or less unuseable at times in
> the past, it's actually stable enough to use (with care) these days,
> while my VAX is practically unbootable with 1.3_ALPHA.
> Other operating systems have proved reliable on the same hardware: I've
> tested Linux on the Intel boxes, and Ultrix and 4.3BSD-Reno on the VAX,
> with no problems whatsoever.  I assume it's a VM bug that hits on older
> (slower) hardware, and that it won't be fixed at least until the VM
> subsystem is replaced, which I know is planned.
> On modern hardware, I have no problems at all -- we run 1.2G in
> production at work, and are very happy with it.  Looking forward to 1.3!
> At home, though, I'll be moving to OpenBSD on Intel, and 4.3BSD-Reno on
> the VAX.  Reno may be old, and may have its share of bugs, but at least
> it's runnable on my old MicroVAX!  :-)

I tried current on my i386dx and i386sx , both without 387 , could this
vm_fault which i see rather frequently be related to the missing
coprocessor ? 
I have no problems on my i486 , other than nfsd is dumping core...

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