Robert P. Thille | 2 May 22:51 2012

Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2


I've got a Cobalt RaQ2+ (the + means it's got SCSI) with a custom 3.99.20 kernel on it that's my primary
internet gateway/mailserver/webserver/etc.  It's been up for 48 days, and tends to go down only when the
battery on the UPS runs down due to an extra long power outage.

Robert

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kenneth.westelinck | 3 May 17:37 2012
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Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

Well, for now, I can confirm the stability issues have disappeared. I can now create a mondo backup just fine
(over NFS), which was very problematic in Debian Squeeze.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert P. Thille" <rthille <at> rangat.org>
To: "kenneth westelinck" <kenneth.westelinck <at> telenet.be>
Cc: port-cobalt <at> NetBSD.org
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:51:18 PM
Subject: Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

I've got a Cobalt RaQ2+ (the + means it's got SCSI) with a custom 3.99.20 kernel on it that's my primary
internet gateway/mailserver/webserver/etc.  It's been up for 48 days, and tends to go down only when the
battery on the UPS runs down due to an extra long power outage.

Robert

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Home: 707.824.9753    Office/VOIP: 707.861.0042     Cell: 707.217.7544
Robert.Thille <at> rangat.org   YIM:rthille   http://www.rangat.org/rthille
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Kieran Jacobsen | 5 May 15:12 2012
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RE: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

I had quite a few IO performance issues when I tried Debian on my Qube 2 last time, hence I went to NetBSD.

I never really went back and took much of a look at it.

Kieran Jacobsen

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From: port-cobalt-owner <at> NetBSD.org [port-cobalt-owner <at> NetBSD.org] on behalf of
kenneth.westelinck <at> telenet.be [kenneth.westelinck <at> telenet.be]
Sent: Friday, 4 May 2012 1:37 AM
To: Robert P. Thille
Cc: port-cobalt <at> NetBSD.org
Subject: Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

Well, for now, I can confirm the stability issues have disappeared. I can now create a mondo backup just fine
(over NFS), which was very problematic in Debian Squeeze.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert P. Thille" <rthille <at> rangat.org>
To: "kenneth westelinck" <kenneth.westelinck <at> telenet.be>
Cc: port-cobalt <at> NetBSD.org
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:51:18 PM
Subject: Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

I've got a Cobalt RaQ2+ (the + means it's got SCSI) with a custom 3.99.20 kernel on it that's my primary
internet gateway/mailserver/webserver/etc.  It's been up for 48 days, and tends to go down only when the
battery on the UPS runs down due to an extra long power outage.

Robert

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Mike Hebel | 5 May 16:45 2012

Re: stability of Cobalt Qube 2

On 05/05/2012 08:12 AM, Kieran Jacobsen wrote:
> I had quite a few IO performance issues when I tried Debian on my Qube 2 last time, hence I went to NetBSD.
>
> I never really went back and took much of a look at it.

While I found Debian a bit easier to manage in some ways I have none of 
my Cobalt items running it any more.  NetBSD simply performs better on them.

As least that's my experience. ^_^

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Sevan / Venture37 | 24 May 21:00 2012
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Re: Cobalt RestoreCD/RestoreUSB based on NetBSD 5.1.2

On 11/02/2012 17:20, Mike Hebel wrote:
> On 02/11/2012 10:24 AM, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
>> On 11/02/2012 15:05, Mike Hebel wrote:
>>> Sweet!  And just in time for me to reload my Qube2 so it runs Simh a
>>> little cleaner.  (I'm running a virtual vax on it right.  Weirdness with
>>> the Simh networking but otherwise it's fine.)  Needs more ram though.
>>
>> cool, I wanted to do this but assumed it the qube2 couldn't take it as
>> it cause 100% CPU utilisation on my core2 macbook pro emulating a vax
>> with bsd 4.3.
>> Setting the idle detection on didnt help.
>
> It hits at least 80% most of the time.  Didn't say it was fast just that
> it worked. :-)
>
> More ram will likely help it respond quicker but probably not help the
> CPU problem.  One thing I've been trying to deal with though is I get
> DUP packets on the PCI network card I've dedicated to simh.  The system
> is an old NetBSD 4.0 box with a custom kernel so I'm hoping that it's
> just an issue with building simh using old libraries or something.

Just seen this on the simh mailing list regarding idle detection on 
FreeBSD, might be of some use for NetBSD

http://mailman.trailing-edge.com/pipermail/simh/2012-May/006924.html

Sevan / Venture37


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