Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: Kevin McQuiggin <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/12/1997 19:43:35
On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Kevin McQuiggin wrote:

> At 10:15 PM 97/06/11 -0400, Allison J Parent wrote:
> >If 1.1 vax is stable and runs then it's the platform to start at.  Atleast
> >from 1.1 you can compile... that's better than from the bootroms.


> I ran 1.1A on my Microvax II with success for a long time, but it got
> screwed up when I tried to update some of the tools so that I could compile
> a kernel. I now have 1.2 installed but it's quite unstable. Can't compile a
> kernel, no way, no how. Or it compiles but won't run. And the binaries for
> 1.1A are nowhere to be found so there's no way to go back. This all started
> because I wanted to work on the ts11 driver for the project. Screwed up the
> machine big time, now I'm outta here waiting for another stable release to
> come along...

Kevin, how much memory does you machine have?

It seems like there is a problem in the memory handling in 1.2 NetBSD/vax.
For me, my fortune is that I have 16 Meg, so I don't need to page.

Building the system is really no pain at all, but I would expect that if I
only had 8 meg, I would be in deep trouble...


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