Subject: Re: Which version for production use?
To: Steven Grunza <>
From: Joel CARNAT <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 01/03/2007 16:07:46
> I need to setup a file server on an Ultra5.  Is there a general
> consensus as to what version of NetBSD-sparc64 I should use or should
> I just use the latest released version?
> The machine currently has some version of 2.x loaded but my thought
> is to use at least 3.0.1 since 4.x isn't available yet.

I had 3.x running on my U5 and V100 without big trouble.
I only had issues with clamd.

Now my U5 is running 4.0_BETA2 and even clamd is running OK.
It is running Apache, Squid, Postfix, Amavisd-New, SpamAssassin, Clamav
and net-snmpd.

> The file server is for home use with a pair of 80 GB IDE drives
> configured as RAID1 (mirrored) for data storage with a 10+GB IDE
> drive for the OS.  Backup method is as yet to be determined but might
> be to either an 8MM of DLT drive connected through a SCSI port.
> The IDE interface card is a cheap Sabrent card from Tiger Direct.  It
> was supposed to be a simple ATA133 card but seems to be a RAID
> controller.  I doubt the BIOS will be of much use in a SPARC system
> so I'm just hoping to use the RAIDframe driver in the kernel.
> I'm currently using a cheap Dell PC but the system keeps locking up
> under heavy network load.  I'm moving to the Ultra for stability and
> to give the Dell to the kids as a Win2K play box.
> Any thoughts or recommendations welcome.
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