Subject: Re: Bugs being fixed.
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/16/1997 20:09:34
Dave McGuire drunkenly mumbled...
>   Hey man...NetBSD/vax started out on a VAX-11/750.  Roughtly 1/8 the
> speed of a 3100/38.  Don't complain. ;)

speaking of which i should really power up the 11/750 and try to get NetBSD on
it. :)

>   On another subject...Awhile back, I heard somewhere that there's a
> group of folks working on some sort of multiprocessing support for
> NetBSD.  Has anyone heard about this?  I've got a VAXstation 3540
> hangin' out here with four CPUs.  That'd be fun. :)

Eric Chet (who i know because i work with him) and about 12 other people are
working on SMP support for the x86 familiy under FreeBSD.  it looks good.
needs a bit of work yet, but they have made much progress.  after they get
things cleaned up i heard rumors of the NetBSD crew using their work to get
SMP working under the NetBSD/i386 line, i don't know how relevant that is to
SMP/vax, but it is a start at least i'm sure.



** Brian Hechinger ** ** **
"Color is for web wanking.  mono is for writing code.  Gimme a Mono Sun 3 and 
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						-Bob Beck