This is an addendum to a summary posted wednesday, july 13th.
In that summary I wrote:
"One has experienced some problems with the GEAR-software: He has a Kodak
recorder, and GEAR-software on a SPARC10. One problem is an incompatibi-
lity between a GEAR-driver (gear-sn-driver) and the ethernet-driver (ledma).
Another is performance. Even in single-usermode, the performance of the
SPARC10 is reported to be insufficient. I didn't know how to advise
him, but if you have some advises, mail them to me, I'll forward them."
I got a mail from "him" (it's a woman) this morning, saying that some of
the problems have disappeared. Their recorder has been changed with one
that can handle single-speed writing, (an upgraded CCD521 Disc Recorder
from Phillips), and in that case, running GEAR on a Sparc 2 or Sparc IPC
will make writing possible, even if it is preferable to run in single user
Some problems persist with the GEAR-software, but I do not wish to give
unjust bad PR to the product, therefore this posting.
Morten Krabbe Barfoed
Danish Space Research Institute phone: +45 42 88 22 77 (switch-board)
Gl. Lundtoftevej 7 phone: +45 45 87 40 77 - 161 (direct)
DK 2800 Lyngby FAX: +45 45 93 02 83
Denmark TELEX: 37 198
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