Subject: Re: "WARNINGS" appearing in development kernels.
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: David Burrows <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/08/1998 17:51:28
On Sun, 7 Jun 1998, Brian D Chase wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, David Burrows wrote:
> > Lets do it.. I noticed theres a NetBSD 1.32 out but no sign of vax
> > anywhere..  Maybe it is a bit premature though.
> Well, since we're just now getting UVM support for NetBSD/vax we should
> probably set on it a little while to sort out any port dependant quirks
> that are still hiding.  Recompiling all of NetBSD's utils can be a
> daunting task as well, at least on the first pass.  I did it last summer
> (northern hemisphere summer) when the kernel was still not entirely stable
> on the M30 and M38.  I think it took me about two weeks to compile
> everything.  Of course I was still very new to NetBSD at that time, and I
> also didn't have the added speed that comes with support of primary and
> secondary cache.  
> > Is Ragge going to give
> > the green light when the VS3100 is "officially" supported or what?  Seems
> > to work great here, apart from having to netboot because there's no SCSI
> > support.
> It's been working for a long while.  There seems to be an unwritten rule
> of sorts that the platform isn't officially supported unless it's got disk
> drive support. Which is understandable given that it's a non-trivial task 
> to netboot the systems for most people.  Then again, it does take a
> certain special breed of individual to want to run their own VAX.

Another thought.. How about dynamic library support?  Wouldn't it be an
effort saver in the long run to shove dynamic linking into gcc?