Subject: Re: Switching to 1.4Z
To: Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/2000 11:06:01
On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 01:37:08AM -0700, Hal Murray wrote:
> 1.4Z supports the Promise Ultra66 IDE card. (1.4.2 didn't.) I've
> got a card with 2 disks on each of these systems. It turns out that
> the disks on the Promise card are wd0 and wd1 and my old disks got
> moved up to wd2 and wd3. Is that a bug or a feature? (It took me
> a while to figure that out, but it's obvious if you look in the right
The kernel numbers disks in the order it finds them. If your promise board
is in a lower PCI slot number than the on-board IDE then it will be probed
> The update option of the install recipe asked me which disk to use.
> I told it wd2. It tells me it doesn't like wd0. I didn't double
> double check that, but I did go through it twice. Can anybody easily
> confirm it? Should this be PR-ed?
Please send-pr, yes.
> Only one clock glitch so far:
> May 30 13:43:20 hgm80d ntpd: time reset 15.640742 s
> May 30 13:43:20 hgm80d ntpd: synchronisation lost
> May 30 14:06:58 hgm80d ntpd: time reset -0.393921 s
> May 30 14:06:58 hgm80d ntpd: synchronisation lost
> I think that was during one of the "easy" parts of my testing so
> I don't understand what happened.
Does the GENERIC kernel have 'options NTP' ?
> I now see things like this in the log file. I don't remember them
> from 1.4.2. Is this new or did I not scan the old logs carefully
> enough? Is some cron job looking at my disks? Why? ..
Yes, it's the daily cron job, to save diskslabels in /var/backups/
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr