Subject: Re: NetBSD-current on Compaq Proliant Bootproblem
To: None <>
From: Masanori Kanaoka <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/22/2001 01:51:32

       From: Feico Dillema <>
    Subject: NetBSD-current on Compaq Proliant Bootproblem
      Date : Fri, 19 Oct 2001 17:00:23 +0200
 Message-ID: <>

$ I am trying to boot NetBSD-current on some Compaq Proliant servers for
$ a client. It fails to boot with error message:
$ 	uvm_page_physload: start >= end
$ This same kernel boots fine on other Intel hardware (a Dell laptop, a
$ HP Kayak PC and a Compaq DeskPro PC).
$ About 5 months ago I didn't have this problem booting -current on
$ these machines (-current of around May 2001). I suspect recent changes
$ to i386/machdep.c are to blame, but I'm a dummy wrt to such low-level
$ kernel code and  have no clue on how to debug this. 

$ Any suggestions?

How about trying next things:

    1. define "options REALBASEMEM, options REALEXTMEM" in your config file.
    2. define DEBUG_MEMLOAD in your sys/arch/i386/i386/machdep.c , 
       and boot that kernel with serial console. 

I think that the patch of port-i386/13399 may help you for your problem. 

 Masanori Kanaoka