Subject: Re: Is the March 16 kernel okay on a 3100? [was Re: Can someone test out a GENERIC kernel on a 3100?]
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Steven E Lumos <slumos@bo.Egr.UNLV.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/15/1997 23:02:07
>This is important: Can anyone say *for sure* that a snapshot kernel
>built after March 14 worked for them on a 3100?
>Or that a kernel built using the March snapshot worked on a 3100?
>(If you can't remember, then please try the March 16 snapshot kernel,
>which is still on as snapshot-1997-03-16/netbsd.

In hopes of narrowing it down, I just tried bunches of kernels.  If we
just call untarring the X11R6.3 binaries a test, here are the results:

These DO hang:

    NetBSD 1.2C (GENERIC) #2: Sat Mar 15 07:12:37 PST 1997

    NetBSD 1.2D (GENERIC) #3: Tue Mar 25 00:33:17 PST 1997

    NetBSD 1.2D (GENERIC) #0: Wed May 14 22:49:36 PDT 1997

    NetBSD 1.2D (GENERIC) #3: Thu May 15 20:31:04 PDT 1997

These DO NOT hang (i.e. tar exits normally):

    1.2_ALPHA (NEWCONF) #1: Sun Jun 23 14:28:20 PDT 1996

    1.2 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Sep 17 01:14:00 PDT 1996
    1.2 (ACM) #1: Tue Dec  3 13:36:56 PST 1996

    NetBSD 1.2.1 (ACM0) #0: Thu Mar 27 17:34:50 PST 1997

Sorry if that is more than you wanted to know, but I wanted to be
complete.  I compiled the 1.2.1 kernel just out of curiosity, I've
never been quite sure what 1.2.1 means for pmax, so the one we are
running is the 1.2 (ACM) one.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do.