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What's in a name?

Arcomie is a small river from Auvergne, ending up feeding the Truyere river.


This machine was offered to me during an event in Lyon, in 2002. As my fastest PA-RISC machine, back then, was a 715/100/XC (boron), I gladly accepted. This was also my first PA-RISC machine with PCI slots.
Many years later, after the power supply of the J210 system caught fire and killed the system, I was able to increase its memory from 64MB to a comfortable 192MB.


This machine was used as my OpenBSD/hppa build machine for about three years, until I got a C240 (turbulence). Since then, it has not seen much use, except for semi-regular testing to make sure there were no regressions in that particular model support in OpenBSD.
Unfortunately, the on-board SCSI controller uses HVD (high-voltage differential) SCSI disks, of which I don't have many; this explains why it has a very small disk, compared to other systems in use in my machineroom.
However, maybe this system can boot off a PCI 53C8xx board connected to "normal" LVD disks... this is something to try eventually!


Here is a recent dmesg from that system:
[ using 403984 bytes of bsd ELF symbol table ]
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
	The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1995-2014 OpenBSD. All rights reserved.

OpenBSD 5.6-current (GENERIC) #240: Tue Oct 14 03:38:55 MDT 2014
HP 9000/778/B132L (Merlin L2 132) PA-RISC 1.1e
real mem = 201326592 (192MB)
rsvd mem = 524288 (512KB)
avail mem = 189169664 (180MB)
mpath0 at root
scsibus0 at mpath0: 256 targets
mainbus0 at root [flex fff80000]
pdc0 at mainbus0
power0 at mainbus0 offset 140000
cpu0 at mainbus0 offset ffbe000 irq 31: PCXL2 L1-A 132MHz, FPU VR rev 1
cpu0: 64K(32b/l) Icache, 64K(32b/l) wr-back Dcache, 96 coherent TLB
mem0 at mainbus0 offset ffbf000: viper rev 10, size 192MB
phantomas0 at mainbus0 offset fc00000
sti0 at phantomas0 offset 8000000 irq 11: rev 8.07;9, ID 0x2D08C0A709A02587
sti0: INTERNAL_EG_1280, 2048x2048 frame buffer, 1280x1024x8 display
sti0: 10x20 font type 1, 40 bpc, charset 0-255
wax0 at phantomas0 offset fe00000 irq 24
gsc2 at wax0
"WAX EISA Bus Adapter" at gsc2 (type b sv 90 mod 4 hv 0) offset 0 not configured
com1 at gsc2 offset 2000 irq 6: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
hil0 at gsc2 offset 1000 irq 1
lasi0 at phantomas0 offset fd00000 irq 28: rev 3.0
gsc0 at lasi0: wordleds
"floppy controller" at gsc0 (type a sv 83 mod 3 hv c0) offset a000 not configured
gsckbc0 at gsc0 offset 8100 irq 26
gsckbc1 at gsc0 offset 8000 irq 26
ie0 at gsc0 offset 7000 irq 8: LASI/i82596CA v3.0, address 00:60:b0:17:7c:a7
osiop0 at gsc0 offset 6000 irq 9: NCR53C710 rev 2, 40MHz
scsibus1 at osiop0: 8 targets, initiator 7
osiop0: target 5 now using 8 bit 10 MHz 8 REQ/ACK offset xfers
sym0 at scsibus1 targ 5 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST32151N, HP02> SCSI2 0/direct fixed serial.SEAGATE_ST32151N_008810340TU3TM
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST32151N, HP02> SCSI2 0/direct fixed serial.SEAGATE_ST32151N_008810340TU3TM
sd0: 2048MB, 512 bytes/sector, 4194685 sectors
com0 at gsc0 offset 5000 irq 5: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
com0: console
harmony0 at gsc0 offset 4000 irq 13: rev 0
audio0 at harmony0
lpt0 at gsc0 offset 2000 irq 7
"HP HSC-PCI Cards" at phantomas0 (type 4 sv 9d mod 0 hv 40) offset ff88000 not configured
dino0 at phantomas0 offset ff80000 irq 25: Dino V2.1
pci0 at dino0
wsdisplay0 at sti0 mux 1
wsdisplay0: screen 0 added (std, vt100 emulation)
hil0: no devices
vscsi0 at root
scsibus2 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus3 at softraid0: 256 targets
bootpath: 8/16/5.5 class=1 flags=80 hpa=0xffd06000 spa=0x0 io=0x10000
root on sd0a (b74f66b676c6c9cc.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b