Subject: Re: NCR driver ** AGAIN **
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,,>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1995 14:05:11
Charlie Root <> wrote:
> For those of you not following the story - every so often (randomly
> - no heavy loading or stuff) the box goes apeshit and spits with an
> NCR driver assert error.  This neccesitates a cold boot - warm boots
> hang when the boot sequence gets to the second number in the 
> 8768765+874543874+9874654... sequence at boot. (Can someone tell me
> what these numbers are?  Is the second one swap? Am I stupid?)
> The system is:
> Pentium PCI 90 MHz 32Meg RAM
> NCR PCI Fast SCSI-II Controller
> Quantum Capella VP32210 2.1Gb Fast SCSI-II Hard Drive
> 2 SMC PCI Ethernet cards
> Diamond Stealth SE PCI Graphics card
> 2 x COM
> 1 x LPT

I'm not sure if the following is relevant, but here it is anyway.  One
of the machines under my system management is a lot like this (as in,
pentium + NCR PCI 53c810 scsi controller, and ISA ethernet card 3c509)
and it is having weird trouble with Windows NT. "Spontaneous" reboots,
NT equivalent of kernel panic, that sort of stuff. This happens during
a compilation of source on a networked drive so there is a lot of
network usage and moderate to very heavy cpu usage.

So far we have tried to remedy this by swapping hardware but that has
not solved the problem yet...

The machine is intended to run NetBSD soon, hence some concern on my

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