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Re: NetBSD/vax 512MB support

On Tue, 30 May 2023 at 08:40, Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw%lug-owl.de@localhost> wrote:
> On Tue, 2023-05-30 00:49:29 +0100, David Brownlee <abs%absd.org@localhost> wrote:
> > I've run up test builds of netbsd-10, -9 and -8 with Ragge's patches
> > to support 512MB vaxen.
> >
> > They are in the appropriate subdirs of https://sync.absd.org/vax/
> Gosh! When I saw the Subject line, it stroke me: Are there patches
> outstanding? As I am running SIMH-VAX with 512 MB for "quite some
> time" by now.  Checked: No local patches applied. :)
> > If anyone would care to test (you can just grab a kernel, or the whole
> > distribution, as preferred), I'll get pullups sent so the official
> > NetBSD branches for -10, 9 and 8 will include the fixes
> >
> > Thanks again to Ragge for the changes :)
> I'd try to give it a run, but generally, I'm usually running the
> "HEAD", "master", "trunk" or "current" versions.  And the 512 MB fix
> was already applied for current.

That's fine, the changes are all in (and will remain in) trunk (unless
someone comes up with a further way to have NetBSD support VAXen with
2GB of mapped memory :-p)

This is just to make things easier for anyone downloading a NetBSD
release, which is likely to be the first introduction for most people.

On that note - if anyone knows of any other changes in current that
would be a benefit to be pulled up into the upcoming netbsd-10, and/or
earlier releases, please speak up!


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