Sparc slowdown - problem identified...

Harti Brandt brandt at
Fri Aug 15 08:39:53 PDT 2003

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Thomas Moestl wrote:

TM>On Fri, 2003/08/15 at 16:58:44 +0200, Harti Brandt wrote:


TM>> I can confirm that it helps. I assume that OFW_NEWPCI is currently there
TM>> to allow testing and one day to throw the switch and remove the old stuff?
TM>> Wouldn't it help to make it the default? Otherwise the testing will be
TM>> rather limited.
TM>I haven't made it the default because it can require configuration
TM>changes because of the different enumeration, as detailed in the
TM>warning notice in GENERIC and NOTES. I had hoped that making it an
TM>option would allow people could gradually change over their
TM>installations, so that the transition would be more painless.
TM>I guess I should make it the default soon.

Yes. Write a HEADSUP to the sparc list, wait a couple of days and throw
the switch. Otherwise you'll not get the testing :-|

harti brandt,
brandt at, harti at

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