AlphaStation 200 NVRAM Problem

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sun Apr 24 09:46:16 CDT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at] On Behalf Of Maciej
> W. Rozycki
> Sent: 24 April 2016 14:34
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts <cctech at>
> Subject: RE: AlphaStation 200 NVRAM Problem
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2016, Peter Coghlan wrote:
> > (Congratulations on the progress made so far.  Maybe there is hope yet
> > for my two DEC 3000/600 machines which have similar symptoms.)
>  Reminds me to revive my 3000/700, once I get the mechanical issues from
> mishandling in shipping sorted out.  I hope it hasn't rotted from disuse
> -- it was alright, booted OSF/1 even, when I last powered it on ~10 years
> I should have done it sooner.  Having a physical box I might be able to
> even more, check things, etc.  The only difference is the clock rate I

>From what I read the 3000 is a slightly earlier generation, not sure how
close it will be. Sounds like a good idea to get it going anyway. The thing
I am struggling with at the moment is getting sys$crmpsc_pfn_64 to work so I
can use C to test the NVRAM. I seem to have a problem with the service
writing back the address and length, but I don't yet know why.



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