Subject: Re: Boot hangs on i386
To: John Darrow <John.P.Darrow@wheaton.edu>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/02/1999 11:19:37
On Thu, Apr 01, 1999 at 07:50:21PM -0600, John Darrow wrote:
> Recently, I've been having trouble with boot hangs on -current on i386.
> I've got two similarly-configured machine, one a P5/233 MMX with 64MB
> RAM, the other a PII/333 with 128MB RAM. Both have an IDE hard drive
> as master on the primary channel, an ATAPI ZIP as master on the secondary,
> and an ATAPI CD-ROM as secondary slave. Both booted fine with kernels from
> 19990325 and before, but hang before detecting the boot device on
> kernels since 19990326. I am able to drop into ddb using ctrl-alt-esc.
> My prime suspect is changes to the following three source files:
> sys/dev/ata/ata_wdc.c v1.17 -> 1.18
> sys/dev/ic/wdc.c v1.62 -> 1.63
> sys/dev/scsipi/atapi_wdc.c v1.18 -> 1.19
> However, as I'm leaving for the weekend in about ten minutes, I haven't had
> time to do any further isolation of the problem.
Could you try a more recent kernel ? We have now:
I just fixed a problem in atapi_wdc.c yesterday that could cause similar
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>