Subject: Re: Test kernel available
To: None <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/14/2001 23:15:48
Hi !

On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> Michael Kukat drunkenly mumbled...

Tired... not drunken, just 2 beers :)

> > as my VAX 4000/400 is just untaring base.tgz to my hard disk, i would say i
> > give this kernel out for testing. All 4000/400 users should just test it, and
> > the 4000/500 users should report me, if this kernel "accidentally" works on
> > this machine also. 4000/500 will be reported as 4000/400, it it works. This
> > doesn't really matter, as the machines are nearly the same.
> i picked up the three 4000 boxes yesterday, and here is what i have:
> 4000/400 small DSSI disk, TK50
> 4000/300 4x1GB DSSI disks
> 4000/300 obviously cluster-booted, no disks, just blanks.
[some more details]

ok, nice. The port for the 4000/300 is official in 1.5-distribution, for the
4000/400 you need my kernel patches. You should know, that your disks won't
be supported on both boxes with the internal DSSI controller called SHAC,
because a driver for it is still missing. (Lack of information about the
DSSI side of SHAC). So, you need a MSCP controller card in yout QBus slots
to use mass storage. But the boxes also work fine netbooted.


In TV, there are bluescreens to put a faked reality behind a real played scene,
in Windows, you sometimes see the real scene, when the fakes go out for lunch.