sparc developer machines
I noticed in December you posted on this subject, with a call for
more machines. I checked the wiki site you linked to ( http://
wiki.debian.org/sparcEtchReleaseRecertification ) and noticed there
are still only two machines listed.
I have a Sun Blade 1000 with Dual 650Mhz Ultrasparc III CPUs and
512MB ram (trying to source more ram at the moment) with 250GB
firewire drive. Its plugged into a 100mbit FTTH link located in my
home. The link is very stable, i've only had about 4 hours downtime
in the past year.
Right now, it is firewalled behind my linux router, if it needs to
have a public address, let me know and I will get a /29 and give it a
I'm also hoping to get my hands on another Blade 1000 with 2x750Mhz
CPUs, if I can get that I'll add that to the machines available to
I have an ulterior motive for this of course - I want a usable,
stable debian port for Sparc.
How does this look?
jupiter:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : TI UltraSparc III (Cheetah)
fpu : UltraSparc III integrated FPU
promlib : Version 3 Revision 0
prom : 4.0.40
type : sun4u
ncpus probed : 2
ncpus active : 2
Cpu0Bogo : 398.33
Cpu0ClkTck : 0000000023c34600
Cpu1Bogo : 398.33
Cpu1ClkTck : 0000000023c34600
MMU Type : Cheetah
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 513264 120056 393208 0 20000
-/+ buffers/cache: 54016 459248
Swap: 2000072 0 2000072
jupiter:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdg1 32G 810M 30G 3% /
tmpfs 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdh1 233G 33M 233G 1% /home
The only issue I have is that I don't have a way to back the machine
up in case of disk failure. I'll spend some time next month looking
for a tape drive and some tapes for the thing.
Anyway, let me know if this would be suitable for the debian sparc port.