Subject: Re: How many Vaxes?
To: Paul Everett <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/21/2000 19:05:04
	You need to upgrade to the December 6th VAX snapshot (1.4P). The
reason it is so slow is that the kernel is running on PIO mode 0
SCSI. (very slow). 1.4P has a stable DMA SCSI kernel that will make your
3100 feel like a whole new machine :) It appears to be able to handle
doing a low volume ftp/web box with a decent HD inside. The m30 doesn't
have CPU speed to marvel at, but I think it'll build a kernel with DMA
SCSI in about 5 hours or so. Probably reduced further with -current.


On Mon, 21 Feb 2000, Paul Everett wrote:

> I've got a VS3100/m30 with 16mb of ram running 1.4.1.
> I'm curious though - other than developing stuff for NetBSD/VAX, what does
> everyone use their machines for? I find mine to be a bit on the slow side
> to really do anything useful. Or is my machine just a lot slower then the
> models everyone else has?
> Regards,
> Paul
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