Subject: Re: Cache and Ethernet Info request
To: None <>
From: Jon Lindgren <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/15/2000 06:23:10
On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Thomas Michael Wanka wrote:

> Hi,
> I got a SS20 offered that uses a 60MHz. 1MB Supercache. Is there 
> any way for me to tell if the cache bug is present in this machine 
> without installing NetBSD? What will a faster CPU bring, I do not 
> care about a minute or two more or less for a kernel compile (like I 
> do not care about a couple of 100MHz. more or less on x86).
> The independent Sbus drivers page reports le, be, en as supported, 
> the FAQ says be is not supported. I think I will try to get a hme and 
> use current.

be is supported, although its performance is rather lackluster at the
moment.  I use a be at home in an SS5 with no problems (other that
lackluster performance ;-)  From what I hear the hme is not yet a great
performer, although that was a few months ago - things may have changed.

Hope this helps,

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