Subject: success on uVAX 3500
To: None <>
From: Pawel Krawczyk <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/11/2001 00:24:30
I finally got my MicroVAX 3500 to run NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA2. I reported the
problems with disklabel recently and it still doesn't work. I've done the
disklabel from NetBSD-1.3.2 boot tape and then ran the original 1.5.1
network installer, which fortunately was happy as it only saw that the
disklabel is ready.  It worked and now I can enjoy the BSD system on
my VAX.

What worries me is the processor performance. This one is "openssl speed
rc4" result for the VAX:

type              8 bytes     64 bytes    256 bytes   1024 bytes   8192 bytes
rc4                101.50k      129.32k      134.53k      138.52k      138.34k

And this one is for my old 386DX 40 MHz:

type              8 bytes     64 bytes    256 bytes   1024 bytes   8192 bytes
rc4                476.48k      581.20k      566.03k      561.01k      566.40k

Is the difference in CPU power really that big or is this result of
architecture differences that biases the test? I can also guess that
the x86 implementation was heavily optimized, but anyway it's almost
4 times...

But after all it works very well, including the tape and Ethernet

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