Subject: NCR/pci problems
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Wheadon <email@example.com>
Date: 12/29/1994 23:29:44
I was recently given a Pentium (with bug) PCI/Eisa Board for
replacing my current setup consisting of 486/66 with Adaptec,
to serve as the new wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.de.
It came as ordered with a NCR SCSI Card, and an Eisa SMC
Elite32C Ultra. (It's an ASUS PCI/E-P54NP4 motherboard---
Does NetBSD support Dual-Processor (Intel MP-specs) ?)
I replaced the Eisa Ultra with my old working Isa SMC until
I'm told that the 'ed*' driver will work with it too, or have
time to check it out myself.
I then set about connecting my working internal and external
drives to the NCR Controller.... which failed....
It was set up as INT-A, IRQ 11, no termination on board.
it rebooted immediatly after the line "scsibus0 at ncr0".
I messed with the cache settings and every else I could find,
but it didn't resolve.
I tried the original kcaha-1.0 file and it booted,
recognised the disks, but when I copied the kernel
to the harddisk, it just hung on "changing root device"
(probably incompatibilties between current and 1.0)
I then took my old (isa) Adaptec and put it in and connected
the drives back to it. I changed the NCR's IRQ to 9 to avoid
conflict with the Adaptec.... which worked....
I then tried connecting first the internal disk and then the
external disk (alone) to the ncr, leaving the other disks on
the Adaptec and turning on termination of the scsi-controller-
boards..... which failed .... it rebooted as above.
SO. It seems that although the kernel will recognise my ncr
controller, as soon as it finds a disk connected to it, it reboots.
I've affixed a 'dmesg' of it the way it is now working to the
end, the only change between working and not working is that
no devices are connected to ncr.
Has anybody got a working current-kernel for ncr, with internal
and external disks ? Has anybody got some Ideas ? I used 'GENERIC'
for the kernel-config.new-file and modified it, removing the
'eisa0 at root' line (since it doesn't compile otherwise) and
any uneeded controllers and options. (it's also appended after the dmesg)
PS Does the ed*-driver work for eisa SMC's ?
NetBSD 1.0A (PENT) #0: Thu Dec 29 21:39:25 MET 1994
CPU: Pentium (GenuineIntel 586-class CPU)
real mem = 33161216
avail mem = 29712384
using 430 buffers containing 1761280 bytes of memory
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0-0xff: using exception 16
WARNING: Pentium FDIV bug detected!
vt0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x6f irq 1: et4000, 80/132 col, color, 8 scr, mf2-kbd, [R3.00]
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns82450 or ns16450, no fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns82450 or ns16450, no fifo
aha0: 1542C/CF detected, unlocking mailbox
aha0 at isa0 port 0x330-0x333 irq 11 drq 5
scsibus0 at aha0
aha0 targ 0 lun 0: <FUJITSU M2266S-512 0020> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd0 at scsibus0: 1029MB, 1658 cyl, 15 head, 84 sec, 512 bytes/sec
aha0 targ 1 lun 0: <FUJITSU M2694S-512 0124> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd1 at scsibus0: 1033MB, 1819 cyl, 15 head, 77 sec, 512 bytes/sec
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
ed0 at isa0 port 0x300-0x31f iomem 0xdc000-0xdffff irq 10: address 00:00:c0:76:14:62, type WD8013EPC (16-bit) bnc
root device eisa not configured
pci0 (root): configuration mode 2
pci0 bus 0 device 0: identifier 04a38086 class 06000011 not configured
pci0 bus 0 device 2: identifier 04828086 class 00000003 not configured
ncr0 at pci0 bus 0 device 5
pci_map_mem: memory mapped at c0000000-c0000fff
pci_map_int: pin A mapped to line 9
ncr0: restart (scsi reset).
ncr0 scanning for targets 0..6 ($Revision: 1.7 $)
scsibus1 at ncr0
biomask a40 netmask 41a ttymask 1a
changing root device to sd0a
--- and config-file:
# $NetBSD: GENERIC,v 1.7 1994/12/11 16:20:52 mycroft Exp $
# GENERIC -- everything that's currently supported
machine i386 # architecture, used by config; REQUIRED
options I386_CPU # CPU classes; at least one is REQUIRED
options MATH_EMULATE # floating point emulation
#options DUMMY_NOPS # speed hack; recommanded
maxusers 32 # estimated number of users
options TIMEZONE=0 # time zone to adjust RTC time by
options DST=0 # daylight savings time used by RTC
options SWAPPAGER # paging; REQUIRED
options VNODEPAGER # mmap() of files
options DEVPAGER # mmap() of devices
options DDB # in-kernel debugger
options DIAGNOSTIC # internally consistency checks
#options KTRACE # system call tracing, a la ktrace(1)
#options SYSVMSG # System V-like message queues
#options SYSVSEM # System V-like semaphores
#options SYSVSHM # System V-like memory sharing
#options SHMMAXPGS=1024 # 1024 pages is the default
options COMPAT_NOMID # compatibility with 386BSD, BSDI, NetBSD 0.8,
options COMPAT_09 # NetBSD 0.9,
options COMPAT_10 # NetBSD 1.0,
options COMPAT_43 # and 4.3BSD
options TCP_COMPAT_42 # TCP bug compatibility with 4.2BSD
#options COMPAT_SVR4 # binary compatibility with SVR4
#options COMPAT_IBCS2 # binary compatibility with SCO and ISC
options USER_LDT # user-settable LDT; used by WINE
options LKM # loadable kernel modules
options FFS,QUOTA # UFS and quotas
#options LFS # log-structured file system
options MFS # memory file system
options NFSCLIENT # Network File System client
options NFSSERVER # Network File System server
options CD9660 # ISO 9660 + Rock Ridge file system
options MSDOSFS # MS-DOS file system
#options FDESC # /dev/fd
options FIFO # FIFOs; RECOMMENDED
#options KERNFS # /kern
#options NULLFS # loopback file system
#options PORTAL # ?
#options PROCFS # /proc
#options UMAPFS # NULLFS + uid and gid remapping
#options UNION # union file system
#options GATEWAY # packet forwarding
options INET # IP + ICMP + TCP + UDP
#options NS # XNS
#options ISO,TPIP # OSI
#options EON # OSI tunneling over IP
#options CCITT,LLC,HDLC # X.25
config netbsd swap generic
isa0 at root
#eisa0 at root
pci0 at root
npx0 at isa? port 0xf0 irq 13 # math coprocessor
vt0 at isa? port 0x60 irq 1 # virtual PC console device
com0 at isa? port 0x3f8 irq 4 # standard PC serial ports
com1 at isa? port 0x2f8 irq 3
#lpt0 at isa? port 0x378 irq 7 # standard PC parallel ports
lpt1 at isa? port 0x278
aha0 at isa? port 0x330 irq ? drq ? # Adaptec 154 SCSI controllers
scsibus* at aha?
ncr* at pci? bus ? dev ? # NCR 538XX SCSI controllers
scsibus* at ncr?
sd* at scsibus? target ? lun ? # SCSI disk drives
st* at scsibus? target ? lun ? # SCSI tape drives
cd* at scsibus? target ? lun ? # SCSI CD-ROM drives
ch* at scsibus? target ? lun ? # SCSI autochangers
fdc0 at isa? port 0x3f0 irq 6 drq 2 # standard PC floppy controllers
fd* at fdc? drive ?
ed0 at isa? port 0x300 iomem 0xdc000 irq 10 # WD/SMC, 3C503, and NE000
#sb0 at isa? port 0x220 irq 7 drq 1 # SoundBlaster
#spkr0 at isa? ...
pseudo-device loop 1 # network loopback
pseudo-device bpfilter 8 # packet filter
pseudo-device sl 2 # CSLIP
pseudo-device ppp 2 # PPP
pseudo-device tun 2 # network tunneling over tty
pseudo-device pty 64 # pseudo-terminals
pseudo-device tb 1 # tablet line discipline
pseudo-device vn 4 # paging to files
The cost of living hasn't affected it's popularity. (unknown)
current release=doc host=wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.de \ "NetBSD-current mirror"
hostbase=/mit/ftp/pub/NetBSD base=/usr prefix=/usr backup delete use-rel-suffix