New sparc64 5.2-BETA ISO images available
scottl at freebsd.org
Sat Dec 6 13:57:39 PST 2003
David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:09:16PM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
>>Yes, the U1e and U2 machines need the esp(4) driver from NetBSD. I'm in
>>the middle of porting it right now, but it will still take some time.
>>Netbooting these machines works very well for me at the moment; a
>>netbooted U2 builds world faster than an Alpha XP1000 with a local disk.
> eh? My 'make world' times on a Compaq XP1000 is faster than my Sun Blade
> 100 500mhz. I certainly won't believe a 300mhz diskless machine will
> beat that. What were the actual times?
It's a dual 300MHz machine with lots of RAM. I don't have the times
anymore, all I know is that both were started within a minute of each
other and the sparc finished 5 minutes sooner. Anyway, my point was
that just because it's diskless doesn't mean that it's useless.
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