Is it posible to run FreeBSD/sparc64 on SunFire V215?

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at
Mon Sep 21 14:55:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Marius Strobl wrote:
> The behaviour you describe was present between r177108
> and r182919 (and before r60506), since r182919 the
> loader just leaves the network interface instance
> opened forever again for sparc64 so this shouldn't be
> the reason for what KOT MATPOCKuH is seeing. Of course
> leaving the NIC instance opened isn't the right to do
> either and in fact likely is part of the problem
> which triggeres the panic he is seeing, I don't see
> an easy way to properly fix the loader/libstand to
> not do the open-close-dance for every access though.

Ah, thanks for that update - I hadn't realised one cause of this had been 
fixed.  In that case, when I get a chance, I'll try to analyse why 
netbooting is so slow on my machines too.


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