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by jan-jaap
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: FireWire/800 to SATA | FC (optic) to SAS/SATA
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: FireWire/800 to SATA | FC (optic) to SAS/SATA

Re. FireWire: unlike USB, FireWire doesn't need hubs to create a topology of nodes. That's because most FireWire nodes have more than one (often 3) ports. Usually, every disk, host adapter, webcam etc is one node. Every node can then be connected to 3 other nodes, and together they form the FW topol...
by jan-jaap
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Homebrewed 128Mb SGI O2 RAM
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Homebrewed 128Mb SGI O2 RAM

1. It could be there are not enough address lines wired, on the mainboard or to the DIMM sockets. 2. At some point if you keep enlarging the RAM, it's going to overlap something else (hardware registers, PCI, ...) and you will crash. That's what happens if you install a third 512MB kit in an IP28 In...
by jan-jaap
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If there's something strange in your FW/400 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: If there's something strange in your FW/400 ...

I'll go digging and report back if I find it. As it turns out, there are no FireWire / SPB2 related patches for IRIX 6.5.30. So it was probably XFS, possibly this one: Bug #957285 - tlbmiss in xfs_bmbt_get_blockcount while running fsr Fixed in the XFS rollup patch for IRIX 6.5.30 (patch 7214 > 7229...
by jan-jaap
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

I've had good luck buying Sun branded 72Gb SCA drives. They are quiet and run cool. Those older 10k rpm drives would cook an egg. Just look up the specs of the Seagate / Fujitsu / whatever type disk. Look for 'FD bearings'. Not only are they more quiet than the older bearings, they age better too. ...
by jan-jaap
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If there's something strange in your FW/400 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: If there's something strange in your FW/400 ...

This doesn't look like Irix but for future searches, in Irix with firewire you must use 6.5.30 or you will have all kinds of strange behavior with disks. And I think there was stuff they never got into the overlay stream, too. Even at 6.5.30 my system would crash reliably on Sunday morning at 3:00 ...
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 996
Views: 38429

Re: your latest purchase

SiliconClassics wrote:Latest eBay find: Maya bucket hat.

Love it!
by jan-jaap
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

Glaurung wrote:As for the NVRAM - am I correct that I can just pop the chip off the mainboard?

Correct, it's socketed.
JacquesT wrote:Is the Indy chip the same as the Octane? I have a spare Octane dallas chip I believe holds time ok.

No, it's a different one.
by jan-jaap
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

The OP has a licence card, which you enter into the licence server. Normally not, because it would defeat FLEXlm entirely. Let me explain. Commercial software vendors want to limit software piracy. Much of this is carelessness rather than bad intent by their customers: they often need a 'quick fix'...
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun WorkShop Question
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Sun WorkShop Question

Have faith, I'm pretty sure the CD includes a licence server. That's not the issue. What the OP needs is a FLEXlm license code which ties a feature (SUN Workshop compiler) to a hostid (his system). Because SUN (now Oracle) will not just issue licenses to just anybody, the package you buy comes with...
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: encryption cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: encryption cards?

shutitalldown wrote:help for routers to speed up the vpn's stuff

Modern Intel and AMD CPUs have AES-NI instructions for that. Linux and BSD (pfSense) support that.
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err

'eg' is the 1st gen gigabit card (Atheros?). You can recognize them by the big heat sink. 'tg' (Tigon 3) is the 2nd gen gigabit card. There's one of those on the IO9, and you can get them on (low profile) PCI cards. Normally, the system builtin ethernet is called "Integral Gigabit Ethernet: tg0...
by jan-jaap
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Tezro stuck on Gfx Cfg Err

IO9 board is down. "NO BASEIO BOARD FOUND". Could be a PIC ASIC failure I don't think so, the ethernet port is visible. It is on the IO9, behind the PIC ASIC. As a last resort you could try to rebuild the configuration as described here: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16725059...
by jan-jaap
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DCD, DM-3, 1GBe, USB, 2x Dual 2Gb FC, Dual Serial
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DM-3, Gigabit ethernet, USB Card, 2x Dual 4 Gigabit Fibre-channel, Dual Serial Ca

I can only speculate about that PowerMac because I never had one. But if you want to rule out hardware or blame Linux, you should run a supported OS on it first (Mac OS). Irix is dead, but at least it's a solid certainty: you get what you expect! Usually, but not always. The LSI U320 SCSI is crap fo...
by jan-jaap
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DCD, DM-3, 1GBe, USB, 2x Dual 2Gb FC, Dual Serial
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Tezro Quad R16K 700MHz, 7GB , V12, DM-3, Gigabit ethernet, USB Card, 2x Dual 4 Gigabit Fibre-channel, Dual Serial Ca

I have one of those Xyratex JBODs, in SGI version (TP9100). I run it split mode, so dual 2Gb/s. It will easily saturate that, even with the grab bag of junk HDs I have installed. Also important: it starts the blowers in hurricane mode, but quiets down after a minute or so. Beware that most arrays li...

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