Subject: Re: Questions...
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/25/2001 13:03:14
> I'm finally getting some time to play around with my VAX now, and I have a
> few questions...
> First of all, since I'm having some problems with the MSCP driver, I'm
> running the system over NFS for now. Works fine. However, I'm
> experienceing horrible time drift when I'm doing heavy stuff (like
> compiling the kernel), anyone else seen this? It seems to imply that we
> are locking out clock interrupts for extended periods. Not good at all.
> Second. I had some problems compiling the most recent sources, and
> stumbled onto IBCS2. In the generic config file:
> options 	COMPAT_IBCS2	# DEC SVR.3 compatilibity
> however, in the man-pages:
>      NetBSD supports running Intel Binary Compatibilty Standard 2 (iBCS2) bi-
>      naries.  This only applies to i386 systems for now.
Obviously, this man page should be updated :-)

> Anyone care to explain? What DEC SVR.3 exists for VAXen???
Well, I have SVR.2 for 11/780 :-) In this case, Matt Thomas fixed support
for some company that wanted to get a newer OS for their VAX, or
something :-)

-- Ragge