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What's in a name?

Ailloux is a small river from Auvergne, which ends up feeding the Morge river.


Momentum Computers builds embedded systems, including several single board computers. They used to design VME systems, nowadays they are offering compact PCI systems.
The Momentum Leopard-V is roughly a Sun Blade 100 system without audio and video devices, and the on-board IDE controller replaced with a more traditional Symbios Logic SCSI controller. In addition, a Tendra Universe VME controller has been added, so that VME devices could be used with the Leopard-V.
The network interface is also not Sun's traditional `HME', but two fast Ethernet DEC 21143. The second one requires a specific transition board to be connected to the board's VME P2 connector, which I don't have. This shows as a warning message during boot, as there is no Ethernet transceiver connected to the controller in the absence of the transition board, making it unusable.


This board was given to me a few years after the OpenBSD/sparc64 port was created. It was working out of the box, save for the Tundra chip for which a device driver was to be written. Despite having the complete Tundra documentation and a large set of VME boards to test it with, I sadly never started working on a driver.
Since this machine has a whooping 1GB memory soldered in, in the early months I was using it, I was able to use a memory filesystem for the system build binaries, allowing me to test system-wide changes in a short time. Then the system compiler was upgraded from gcc 2.95 to gcc 3.3, and I had to switch back to using disk storage for builds because the memory filesystem could no longer be large enough.
This machine was used as my main sparc64 build system until late 2014, when I started used `impradine' for that purpose.


Here is a recent dmesg from that system:
console is /pci@1f,0/pci@2/isa@0/su@10,3f8
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
	The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1995-2012 OpenBSD. All rights reserved.

OpenBSD 5.2 (GENERIC) #222: Mon Jul 30 16:21:26 MDT 2012
real mem = 1073741824 (1024MB)
avail mem = 1042661376 (994MB)
mainbus0 at root: Momentum Leopard-V (UltraSPARC-IIe 500MHz)
cpu0 at mainbus0: SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi (rev 1.4) @ 500.003 MHz
cpu0: physical 16K instruction (32 b/l), 16K data (32 b/l), 256K external (64 b/l)
psycho0 at mainbus0 addr 0xfffc0000: SUNW,sabre, impl 0, version 0, ign 7c0
psycho0: bus range 0-1, PCI bus 0
psycho0: dvma map c0000000-dfffffff
pci0 at psycho0
ppb0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "DEC 21154 PCI-PCI" rev 0x05
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ebus0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82371AB PIIX4 ISA" rev 0x02
com0 at ebus0 addr 3f8-3ff ivec 0x14: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
com0: console
com1 at ebus0 addr 2f8-2ff ivec 0x1c: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
lpt0 at ebus0 addr 278-287, 15c-15d ivec 0x22: polled
clock1 at ebus0 addr e6000-e7fff: mk48t59
"Intel 82371AB Power" rev 0x02 at pci1 dev 0 function 3 not configured
"Newbridge Universe VME" rev 0x02 at pci1 dev 1 function 0 not configured
dc0 at pci1 dev 2 function 0 "DEC 21142/3" rev 0x41: ivec 0x7e1, address 00:03:cc:01:00:0e
lxtphy0 at dc0 phy 0: LXT971 10/100 PHY, rev. 2
dc1 at pci1 dev 3 function 0 "DEC 21142/3" rev 0x41: ivec 0x7da, address 00:03:cc:01:00:0f
dc1: MII without any PHY!
siop0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "Symbios Logic 53c896" rev 0x07: ivec 0x7e0, using 8K of on-board RAM
scsibus0 at siop0: 16 targets, initiator 7
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <COMPAQ, BB00913466, 3B07> SCSI2 0/direct fixed eui.002037fffe92da6c
sd0: 8678MB, 512 bytes/sector, 17773524 sectors
siop1 at pci0 dev 1 function 1 "Symbios Logic 53c896" rev 0x07: ivec 0x7e0, using 8K of on-board RAM
scsibus1 at siop1: 16 targets, initiator 7
vscsi0 at root
scsibus2 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus3 at softraid0: 256 targets
siop0: target 0 now using tagged 16 bit 20.0 MHz 31 REQ/ACK offset xfers
bootpath: /pci@1f,0/scsi@1,0/disk@0,0
root on sd0a (4f26cf8630a90bd8.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b