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 Notes on System Models  [[!meta title="NetBSD/vax Notes on System Models"]]
 ======================  
   # Notes on System Models
   
 Starting in the mid-late 1980's, most VAX systems were based on VAX  Starting in the mid-late 1980's, most VAX systems were based on VAX
 microprocessors (the exceptions were the VAX 9000 and all VAX 8xxx  microprocessors (the exceptions were the VAX 9000 and all VAX 8xxx
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     the fastest of all VAX systems, the VAX 7000 model 800. It was used      the fastest of all VAX systems, the VAX 7000 model 800. It was used
     in the VAX 6000 model 600, all VAX 7000 and VAX 10000 systems, all      in the VAX 6000 model 600, all VAX 7000 and VAX 10000 systems, all
     VAX 4000 systems except for the (already mentioned) models 200 and      VAX 4000 systems except for the (already mentioned) models 200 and
     300, MicroVAX 3100 model 9x, and VAXstation 4000 models 90, 90A, and      300, MicroVAX 3100 model 9x, and VAXstation 4000 models 90, 90A, and 96.
     96.  
   
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 Contents  # Contents
 --------  
   
 These are a few of the many systems that NetBSD/vax supports.  These are a few of the many systems that NetBSD/vax supports.
   
 -   [VAX-11/780 Systems](#star)  [[!toc startlevel=1 levels=2]]
 -   [VAX-11/750 System](#comet)  
 -   [VAX 8600 and 8650 Systems](#venus)  
 -   [VAX 8200-family Systems](#scorpio)  
 -   [MicroVAX II and MicroVAX III Systems](#mayflower)  
 -   [MicroVAX 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 Systems](#mayfair)  
 -   [MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 Systems](#mayfair2)  
 -   [VAXstation 2000/MicroVAX 2000 Systems](#vaxstar)  
 -   [MicroVAX 3100 Systems](#teammate2)  
 -   [VAXstation 3100 Systems](#pvax)  
 -   [VAXstation 4000/VLC](#pvax2)  
 -   [VAXstation 4000 model 60](#pmariah)  
 -   [MicroVAX 3100 model 80](#waverley)  
 -   [VAXstation 4000 model 90](#cougar)  
 -   [VAX 4000/200 Systems](#spitfire)  
 -   [VAX 4000/300 Systems](#pele)  
   
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 VAX-11/780 Systems  # VAX-11/780 Systems<a name="star"></a>
 ------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX-11/780 family of systems originates  CPU-specific support for the VAX-11/780 family of systems originates
 from 4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.  from 4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX-11/780 family is Digital's oldest VAX product, it was initially  The VAX-11/780 family is Digital's oldest VAX product, it was initially
 announced in 1977. It includes the following models:  announced in 1977. It includes the following models:
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 for these unsupported devices are unlikely to ever be written.*  for these unsupported devices are unlikely to ever be written.*
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the
 Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](massbus.html) and  Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/massbus.html) and
 [Unibus](unibus.html) hardware support pages.  [Unibus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/unibus.html) hardware support pages.
   
 ### Known Bugs for the VAX-11/780 port:  ## Known Bugs for the VAX-11/780 port:
   
 -   NetBSD/vax can only use one CPU on multi-CPU machines  -   NetBSD/vax can only use one CPU on multi-CPU machines
   
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 VAX-11/750 System  # VAX-11/750 System<a name="comet"></a>
 -----------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX-11/750 originates from 4.4BSD, and was  CPU-specific support for the VAX-11/750 originates from 4.4BSD, and was
 modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.  modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX-11/750 minicomputer was announced in 1981. It was sold as a  The VAX-11/750 minicomputer was announced in 1981. It was sold as a
 cheaper variant of the expensive VAX-11/780 systems.  cheaper variant of the expensive VAX-11/780 systems.
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 for the CI750 is unlikely to ever be written.*  for the CI750 is unlikely to ever be written.*
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the
 Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](massbus.html) and  Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/massbus.html) and
 [Unibus](unibus.html) hardware support pages.  [Unibus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/unibus.html) hardware support pages.
   
 ### Known Bugs for the VAX-11/750 port:  ## Known Bugs for the VAX-11/750 port:
   
 -   The TU58 can only read tapes, and sometimes hangs the machine when  -   The TU58 can only read tapes, and sometimes hangs the machine when
     accessed.      accessed.
   
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 VAX 8600 and 8650 Systems  # VAX 8600 and 8650 Systems<a name="venus"></a>
 -------------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX 8600 family of systems originates from  CPU-specific support for the VAX 8600 family of systems originates from
 4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.  4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX 8600 was announced in 1984 as a successor of the VAX-11/785. It  The VAX 8600 was announced in 1984 as a successor of the VAX-11/785. It
 uses the same system bus as the VAX-11/780. The models are:  uses the same system bus as the VAX-11/780. The models are:
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 -   CI780 Computer Interconnect adapter  -   CI780 Computer Interconnect adapter
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to both the
 Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](massbus.html) and  Unibus and Massbus, as described on the [Massbus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/massbus.html) and
 [Unibus](unibus.html) hardware support pages.  [Unibus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/unibus.html) hardware support pages.
   
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 VAX 8200-family Systems  # VAX 8200-family Systems<a name="scorpio"></a>
 -----------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX 8200 family of systems originates from  CPU-specific support for the VAX 8200 family of systems originates from
 4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.  4.4BSD, and was modified for NetBSD by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX 8200 family was announced in 1984. It was the low-end of VAX  The VAX 8200 family was announced in 1984. It was the low-end of VAX
 systems to support the new BI bus. The family includes the following  systems to support the new BI bus. The family includes the following
Line 202  are located. The only VAX 8200-specific  Line 182  are located. The only VAX 8200-specific 
 console media.  console media.
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the BI bus, as  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the BI bus, as
 described on the [BI bus](bibus.html) support page.  described on the [BI bus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/bibus.html) support page.
   
 ### Known Bugs for the VAX 8200 port:  ## Known Bugs for the VAX 8200 port:
   
 -   NetBSD/vax can only make use of one CPU on multi-CPU machines  -   NetBSD/vax can only make use of one CPU on multi-CPU machines
   
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 MicroVAX II and MicroVAX III Systems  # MicroVAX II and MicroVAX III Systems<a name="mayflower"></a>
 ------------------------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the MicroVAX II and MicroVAX III systems  CPU-specific support for the MicroVAX II and MicroVAX III systems
 originates from 4.4BSD. MicroVAX II was ported to NetBSD by Rick  originates from 4.4BSD. MicroVAX II was ported to NetBSD by Rick
 Macklem, and MicroVAX III was ported by Anders Magnusson.  Macklem, and MicroVAX III was ported by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX II was based on the first one-chip VAX, the 78032. It was  The MicroVAX II was based on the first one-chip VAX, the 78032. It was
 the successor to the MicroVAX I. In fact, at the time the 78032 was the  the successor to the MicroVAX I. In fact, at the time the 78032 was the
Line 236  the following hardware: Line 215  the following hardware:
 -   RD5x disk attached to the Q bus  -   RD5x disk attached to the Q bus
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as
 described on the [Q-bus](qbus.html) hardware support page.  described on the [Q-bus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/qbus.html) hardware support page.
   
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 MicroVAX 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 Systems  # MicroVAX 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 Systems<a name="mayfair"></a>
 ------------------------------------------  
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 have a motherboard with a Q bus  The MicroVAX 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 have a motherboard with a Q bus
 adapter attached to it. On the board the following devices may be  adapter attached to it. On the board the following devices may be
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 -   SII DSSI adapter  -   SII DSSI adapter
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as
 described on the [Q-bus](qbus.html) hardware support page.  described on the [Q-bus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/qbus.html) hardware support page.
   
 ### Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3500 port:  ## Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3500 port:
   
 -   The kernel may not be able to boot on machines with too old  -   The kernel may not be able to boot on machines with too old
     Microcode revision.      Microcode revision.
   
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 MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 Systems  # MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 Systems<a name="mayfair2"></a><a name="mayfair3"></a>
 ------------------------------------  
   
 The MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 machines are very similar to the  The MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 machines are very similar to the
 MicroVAX III system, but they are in a quite different cabinet and  MicroVAX III system, but they are in a quite different cabinet and
 equipped with other hardware.  equipped with other hardware.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 have a KA650(-variant) as their CPU  The MicroVAX 3600, 3800 and 3900 have a KA650(-variant) as their CPU
 (CVAX).  (CVAX).
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 -   RA81 or RA82 disk attached to the Q bus.  -   RA81 or RA82 disk attached to the Q bus.
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as
 described on the [Q-bus](qbus.html) hardware support page.  described on the [Q-bus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/qbus.html) hardware support page.
   
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 VAXstation 2000/MicroVAX 2000 Systems  # VAXstation 2000/MicroVAX 2000 Systems<a name="vaxstar"></a>
 -------------------------------------  
   
 Support for the VAXstation 2000 system was written by Bertram Barth.  Support for the VAXstation 2000 system was written by Bertram Barth.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX 2000 and VAXstation 2000 are the same machine, only a strap  The MicroVAX 2000 and VAXstation 2000 are the same machine, only a strap
 inside the cabinet (and eventually absence/presence of graphic card)  inside the cabinet (and eventually absence/presence of graphic card)
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 *Note!* Due to code cleanup, the floppy does not work on NetBSD-current.  *Note!* Due to code cleanup, the floppy does not work on NetBSD-current.
   
 ### Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 2000 port:  ## Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 2000 port:
   
 -   The built-in RD5x disks are incredibly slow.  -   The built-in RD5x disks are incredibly slow.
   
 ### Other links for the MicroVAX 2000:  ## Other links for the MicroVAX 2000:
   
 -   [CrazyCam's MicroVAX and VAXstation 2000  -   [CrazyCam's MicroVAX and VAXstation 2000
     information](http://www.ar.com.au/~crazycam/2000.htm)      information](http://www.ar.com.au/~crazycam/2000.htm)
   
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 MicroVAX 3100 Systems  # MicroVAX 3100 Systems<a name="teammate2"></a>
 ---------------------  
   
 MicroVAX 3100 is a server system that uses a CPU similar to the one in  MicroVAX 3100 is a server system that uses a CPU similar to the one in
 the 2000 machines.  the 2000 machines.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX 3100 family can have different cache sizes and different  The MicroVAX 3100 family can have different cache sizes and different
 CPU speed, but are otherwise the same.  CPU speed, but are otherwise the same.
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 -   8-line asynchronous serial line adapter  -   8-line asynchronous serial line adapter
   
 ### Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3100 port:  ## Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3100 port:
   
 -   None right now.  -   None right now.
   
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 VAXstation 3100 Systems  # VAXstation 3100 Systems<a name="pvax"></a>
 -----------------------  
   
 VAXstation 3100 is a workstation system that in most cases uses a CPU  VAXstation 3100 is a workstation system that in most cases uses a CPU
 that is similar to the one in the 2000 machines. VAXstation 3100/m76 CPU  that is similar to the one in the 2000 machines. VAXstation 3100/m76 CPU
 support was written by Bertram Barth.  support was written by Bertram Barth.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAXstation 3100 series includes the following models:  The VAXstation 3100 series includes the following models:
   
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 VAXstation 4000/VLC  # VAXstation 4000/VLC<a name="pvax2"></a>
 -------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000/VLC was written by Michael  CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000/VLC was written by Michael
 Kukat.  Kukat.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAXstation 4000/VLC includes the following hardware:  The VAXstation 4000/VLC includes the following hardware:
   
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 VAXstation 4000 model 60  # VAXstation 4000 model 60<a name="pmariah"></a>
 ------------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000 model 60 was written by  CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000 model 60 was written by
 Anders Magnusson.  Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAXstation 4000 model 60 includes the following hardware:  The VAXstation 4000 model 60 includes the following hardware:
   
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 -   LCG graphics controller  -   LCG graphics controller
 -   AMD 79C30 ISDN controller (audio only)  -   AMD 79C30 ISDN controller (audio only)
   
 ### Known Bugs for the VAXstation 4000 model 60 port:  ## Known Bugs for the VAXstation 4000 model 60 port:
   
 -   Code to emulate the POLY{F,D,G,H} instructions is missing.  -   Code to emulate the POLY{F,D,G,H} instructions is missing.
   
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 MicroVAX 3100 model 80  # MicroVAX 3100 model 80<a name="waverley"></a>
 ----------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the MicroVAX 3100 model 80 was written by  CPU-specific support for the MicroVAX 3100 model 80 was written by
 Anders Magnusson.  Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The MicroVAX 3100 model 80 includes the following hardware:  The MicroVAX 3100 model 80 includes the following hardware:
   
Line 471  The MicroVAX 3100 model 80 includes the  Line 442  The MicroVAX 3100 model 80 includes the 
 -   NCR53C94 SCSI controller  -   NCR53C94 SCSI controller
 -   4-line DZ11-like asynchronous serial line adapter  -   4-line DZ11-like asynchronous serial line adapter
   
 ### Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3100 model 80 port:  ## Known Bugs for the MicroVAX 3100 model 80 port:
   
 -   Code to emulate the POLY{F,D,G,H} instructions is missing.  -   Code to emulate the POLY{F,D,G,H} instructions is missing.
   
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 VAXstation 4000 model 90  # VAXstation 4000 model 90<a name="cougar"></a>
 ------------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000 model(s) 90,90A,96 system  CPU-specific support for the VAXstation 4000 model(s) 90,90A,96 system
 was written by Anders Magnusson.  was written by Anders Magnusson.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAXstation 4000 model 90 includes the following hardware:  The VAXstation 4000 model 90 includes the following hardware:
   
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 VAX 4000/200 Systems  # VAX 4000/200 Systems<a name="spitfire"></a>
 --------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX 4000/200 system was written by Michael  CPU-specific support for the VAX 4000/200 system was written by Michael
 Kukat.  Kukat.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX 4000/200 includes the following hardware:  The VAX 4000/200 includes the following hardware:
   
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 VAX 4000/300 Systems  # VAX 4000/300 Systems<a name="pele"></a>
 --------------------  
   
 CPU-specific support for the VAX 4000/300 system was written by Michael  CPU-specific support for the VAX 4000/300 system was written by Michael
 Kukat.  Kukat.
   
 ### Supported Hardware  ## Supported Hardware
   
 The VAX 4000/300 includes the following hardware:  The VAX 4000/300 includes the following hardware:
   
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 -   SHAC DSSI Disk controller  -   SHAC DSSI Disk controller
   
 NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as  NetBSD/vax also supports devices that can be connected to the Q-bus as
 described on the [Q-bus](qbus.html) hardware support page.  described on the [Q-bus](http://www.NetBSD.org/ports/vax/qbus.html) hardware support page.
   
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