New sparc64 5.2-BETA ISO images available

Scott Long scottl at
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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