Subject: Re: current rc system hang
To: None <>
From: Tom Crockett <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/03/1994 14:24:27
>>From: (Tom Crockett)
>>Anyway, shutdown and reboot.  What happens is that everything appears
>>nominal until rc gets to 'Automatic reboot in progress...' at which
>>point fsck will do the /dev/rwd0a partition and then everything just
>>stops.  I can do a ctrl-c to get the message "reboot interrupted" but
>>that's it.

>>Mar  2 16:45:39 coyote /netbsd: wdc0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14 on isa
>>Mar  2 16:45:39 coyote /netbsd: wd0 at wdc0 targ 0: 203MB 684 cyl, 16 head, 38 sec <Conner Peripherals 200MB - CP3204F>
>>Mar  2 16:45:39 coyote /netbsd: wd1 at wdc0 targ 1: 116MB 762 cyl, 8 head, 39 sec <Conner Peripherals 121MB - CP30104>

>Date: Thu, 3 Mar 94 00:29:58 EST
>From: Mike Long <>
>Alter your /etc/fstab so that wd0 and wd1 are fsck'ed *sequentially*,
>instead of in parallel.  Watch source-changes for fixes to the wd.c
>driver. :)  Another thing to try is to alter your kernel's
>configuration so that it swaps on both drives:

>config netbsd root on wd0 swaps on wd0 and wd1

>I don't know if any of those work, I only have one drive.  They're
>just things that I've seen suggested.

The source changes to wd.c/wdreg.h from March 3 fixed the problem!
I have no idea what the problem was or what fixed it, but... Thanks.

 Tom Crockett