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Re: NetBSD/vax - worth continuing?
Den 2016-09-20 kl. 18:50, skrev Johnny Billquist:
I've been fixing things in NetBSD/vax for a long time. On and off,
admittedly, and mostly focused around the 86x0 support.
Well, I run it, on a 4000/90 :-) But I do not build the system
natively, not enough disk and NFS takes forever.
But it seems as if this is not worth doing anymore. NetBSD/vax does
not build natively, and have not done so for years. And noone seems to
Running on a real 8650, a "cvs update" on /usr/src nowadays take days,
and usually the machine hangs after about a day, because of some bugs
in the system which just seem to stop all I/O activity.
The latest attempt at checking things out last week, ended up with me
actually crashing into ddb (I lost what the error was).
It seems as if NetBSD/vax is actually dead. It just hasn't realized it
Just for a blast, I'm booting Ultrix on the 8650, to see what the
difference in speed will feel like. But I think I'm going to stop
trying to boot and run NetBSD on the 8650. I don't see the point anymore.
Is anyone actually trying to use NetBSD/vax at all? build.sh crashes
as on the first C-file it tries to compile, at this point.
It's known that there are problems with gcc, gnats gives some hints
Unfortunately I cannot spend time to jump into gcc for debugging also...
But, I do not have any hanging problems, must be something specific to
the 8600. Have you checked where it actually hangs?
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