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by jan-jaap
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dat compatibility question
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Dat compatibility question

Here's what /var/sysgen/master.d/scsi looks like on an IP26 PowerIndigo2 running IRIX 6.2. I can provide the file from IRIX 5.3 as well. There might be an extra field in the description structs but overall it looks very similar to 6.5: *#ident "$Revision: 1.37 $ * * SCSI * *FLAG PREFIX SOFT #DE...
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1018
Views: 39297

Re: your latest purchase

I just finished low level formatting the first of qty 17 Seagate 15K.7, 450GB FC disks. Bought them for less than 4 bucks a piece. This will give me 16x 450GB FC goodness in my TP9100 array (and a spare) :mrgreen: They come from some big SAN of course so they were formatted 520bytes/sector. I'll see...
by jan-jaap
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1018
Views: 39297

Re: your latest purchase

guardian452 wrote:That's the biggest < 5w power supply I've ever seen :shock:

Very cool!

It might not even be a switching power supply, but using a transformer. I had a similar experience with a terminal port server (EL16), made shipping quite expensive :(
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: 160

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: 19
Views: 918

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: 225

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: 664

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: 225

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: 1018
Views: 39297

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: 664

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: 22
Views: 626

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: 22
Views: 626

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: 262

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: 414

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...

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