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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:27 pm 
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Hey, the only way I know about these releases is when I see them here. When Nekochan gets a new subsystem, that means that 2 1/2 hours ago a new version came out :D


I try :) I just got 5.3.0 up and running today along with a SVN pull of xcache-1.3. So far so good - I'll move the archive over to the usual place.

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:19 pm 
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badapple wrote:
Although only the O2 is currently supported, there are some recent commits for IP30 and IP27 and IP35 is being worked on too. Backwards support for IP22 doesn't seem to be that much of a priority looking at the thread, which is a shame - I'm happy with Irix on the faster machines but OpenBSD is increasingly useful on many older architectures as an alternative to linux. It's already effectively superseded linux on sparc32 now that nearly everyone has dropped support, and I'd really like it as an option on my older MIPS stuff, like the Indy currently running Debian under my desk. OpenBSD 4.3 is looking very promising.


NetBSD has support for IP6, IP10, IP12, IP20, IP22 and IP32. OpenBSD supports more of newer machines, Linux has some IP26 and IP28 (along with IP22, IP32 and IP30?) support, and Russ Cox's Plan9 sources contain SGI Power code. Graphics aside, the opensource world supports most of the SGI machines already. The graphics being the most interesting part in most cases, the allure of IRIX will remain unparalleled, but for the server-class or headless machines, there's plenty you can still do with them -- even a 4D/20 will run the NetBSD-current ;)

It would be nice to see this all consolidated a bit, though. Maybe someday the OpenBSD guys will import the support NetBSD has for the older machines, or the other way around.


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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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When I spoke to Art Grabowski years ago, picking up my Indy from him, he told me someone in .se had code for the Indy it in his attic... They are kinda lazy with pushing the code to the trunk the OBSD'ers ;-).

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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Any more current comments on the status of OpenBSD/sgi?

The OpenBSD port page says things are working fine (including X11), while FAQ page on X configuration mentions for sgi "no X servers, only X clients." (Apr 09 version).


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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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Any more current comments on the status of OpenBSD/sgi?
Comments? You found the wrong topic: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16721761&p=7307390&

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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Any more current comments on the status of OpenBSD/sgi?

The OpenBSD port page says things are working fine (including X11), while FAQ page on X configuration mentions for sgi "no X servers, only X clients." (Apr 09 version).

That's clearly an error in the FAQ. Framebuffer support is currently still limited to the O2 machines. However there is promising work behind the scene to support VPro boards on Octane and Fuel systems, which will be commited soon.

As for non-framebuffer hardware support, Origin 350 are now working since a few hours :!: , and there is ongoing SMP work targeting the Octane and Origin 200 systems.

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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As for non-framebuffer hardware support, Origin 350 are now working since a few hours :!: , and there is ongoing SMP work targeting the Octane and Origin 200 systems.


O350 "working" meaning what?

Is PCI probing supported? Does NUMA work? Linux has been "working" on O350 for quite a long time now - in a single-CPU configuration with no PCI support (and therefore no way to access any storage - making it completely and totally useless).

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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miod wrote:
As for non-framebuffer hardware support, Origin 350 are now working since a few hours :!: , and there is ongoing SMP work targeting the Octane and Origin 200 systems.


O350 "working" meaning what?

Is PCI probing supported? Does NUMA work? Linux has been "working" on O350 for quite a long time now - in a single-CPU configuration with no PCI support (and therefore no way to access any storage - making it completely and totally useless).


Hey, bri, don't be so down on it; at least you can see how fast the delay loop is running! Unless they haven't figure out how to bring up the serial ports either...

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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bri3d wrote:
O350 "working" meaning what?

Meaning that an Origin 350 is now used to build the OpenBSD/sgi snapshots.

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Is PCI probing supported?

Yes. Which also means the on-board SCSI and gigabit Ethernet controllers are recognized and working.

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Does NUMA work?

Multiple-o350 configurations could not be tested for lack of hardware (the only multiple-node system which has been tested, to the best of my knowledge, is a dual Origin 200 system).

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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miod wrote:
bri3d wrote:
O350 "working" meaning what?

Meaning that an Origin 350 is now used to build the OpenBSD/sgi snapshots.

bri3d wrote:
Is PCI probing supported?

Yes. Which also means the on-board SCSI and gigabit Ethernet controllers are recognized and working.

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Does NUMA work?

Multiple-o350 configurations could not be tested for lack of hardware (the only multiple-node system which has been tested, to the best of my knowledge, is a dual Origin 200 system).

I'm going to have to check this out. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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Does NUMA work?

Multiple-o350 configurations could not be tested for lack of hardware (the only multiple-node system which has been tested, to the best of my knowledge, is a dual Origin 200 system).
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I'll pull some snapshots later on and test, as I happen to own two dual-R16k O350s NUMAlinked.
Let me know if there's an IRC somewhere I should join to collaborate with you...

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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bri3d wrote:
I'll pull some snapshots later on and test, as I happen to own two dual-R16k O350s NUMAlinked.

That would be terrific!
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Let me know if there's an IRC somewhere I should join to collaborate with you...

I'm afraid I am seldom seen on IRC those years, but I try to answer all my mail without too much delay...

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miod:
Oh wow! Miod Vallat is here, OpenBSD commiter and kernel team man ftw! That's a real surprise, greetings!

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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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what's new in the current snapshot for IP30 (x11...?)
where can we read news for mips status?


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 Post subject: Re: OpenBSD/sgi
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what's new in the current snapshot for IP30 (x11...?)
Nothing special. There hasn't been any Octane-specific development recently.
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where can we read news for mips status?
I irregularily post status reports or new hardware support to the sgi@ mailinglist.

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