Subject: Re: Initial thoughts on NetBSD-pmax
To: Stephen Carpenter <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/27/1995 12:19:48
> - Connecting from my DEC OSF/1 systems gives a "arptnew failed"
> message on the console.

The OSF/1 console or the NetBSD console?

> - Mounting NFS filesystems hangs the machine.

This is bad.   I have been operating with one machine at home and
hadn't had a chance to try that yet.   I wonder if this is a NetBSD
vs. OSF/1 interoperability problem or complete lossage...

> - getty seems to use some unknown parity setting for the login
> banner (at least it's nothing by VT320 and decode).
> - Writing to by floppy drive (rx23) gives a "Read-only file system" error.
Hm.   I'm glad to see that the serial drivers work well enough that
you're getting a login prompt, anyway - I don't get that far on my
MAXine, which uses a different serial chip.   The rx23 is a SCSI-based
floppy, right?   There's probably hosage related to it having
removable media.   Let me know when you have patches for it!   :')

> - dmesg doesn't work (can't read the message buffer _msgbufp).

Rats!   That's really weird.   Let me know if you come up with a patch
- otherwise, I'll probably come up with one soon.   I need dmesg to do
a decent installer...

Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you were able to come up multi-user -
that means that the problem I've been having (which I haven't looked
at since I started building Emacs) is a kernel problem, and the bits
I uploaded aren't useless!

Is there any demand at this point for Emacs and perl binaries?

Ted Lemon
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