Subject: VAX 4000/300 official kernel/booter
To: None <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/04/1999 22:59:03
Hi !

Ok, now i can say it's an official kernel for the VAX 4000/300. Just tested it,
cache should be enabled completely (thanks, Antonio), the box just survived a
three-hour-kernel-compilation test. I think the slow thing could be either my
heavy loaded linux nfs server, or the RD54 is slower than my network. No
matter what the reason was, it ran 3 hours with DELQA and RQDX3 with RD54/RD53
and made no problems.

Here are the compilation statistics:

Making full system on VAX 4000/300


:/usr/vax/aphrodite on / type nfs
/dev/ra0b on /usr type ffs (local)
zeus:/usr/vax/common/usr/src on /usr/src type nfs
zeus:/home on /home type nfs
zeus:/home/cd/tmp/usr/src/sys on /usr/src/sys-1.4 type nfs

Fri Jun  4 18:52:47 CEST 1999 : config GENERIC
Fri Jun  4 18:53:17 CEST 1999 : make depend (kernel)
Fri Jun  4 19:14:18 CEST 1999 : make (kernel)
Fri Jun  4 22:08:21 CEST 1999 : make (booter)
Fri Jun  4 22:22:26 CEST 1999 : make install (booter)
Fri Jun  4 22:22:37 CEST 1999 : finished

So, the kernel including "make depend" took over 3 hours, my usual compilation
time of it including "make depend" on the VAXstation 3100 m76, also netbooted,
is a bit more than two hours.

Have fun with it, a ZIP with kernel and both booters (boot and boot.mop) is at:

so long... Michael