Wednesday Jun 18, 2008

Loading the kernel takes a lot longer

Interesting change when installing snv_91 over the net from earlier releases. There is a very considerable delay with the “spinning bar” running here:


Sun Fire V440, No Keyboard
Copyright 1998-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.16.1, 16384 MB memory installed, Serial #55495765.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:4e:cc:55, Host ID: 834ecc55.



Rebooting with command: boot net                                      
Boot device: /pci@1c,600000/network@2  File and args: 
/pci@1c,600000/network@2: 100 Mbps full duplex link up
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
4000 /pci@1c,600000/network@2: 100 Mbps full duplex link up
/

Previously you would get the SunOS version message quite quickly.


SunOS Release 5.11 Version snv_91 64-bit

Now it takes many, more than five, minutes (with the 100Mbps link) to load over NFS. So be patient!

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