Subject: Re: Problems getting a core dump.
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/14/2002 18:06:19
On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 04:43:08PM -0000, wrote:
> X1s do not have nvram the same way most other machines do.  They have
> a rtc with a rather interesting programming interface.  Suffice it to
> say that I have been unable to get any reasonable values in and out
> of the rtc on that machine.
> Anyway, even if you did manage to fix the time issues, the pciide 
> driver seems to have problems with savecore.  It gets into a state
> where the driver constantly times out and becomes practically
> unusable even after savecore is terminated.  (One of these days
> I need to get someone to decypher the output of the pciide driver
> to determine the root cause.)

Do you have the timeout message ?
What kind of controller is there in the X1 ?
Did you try to hardcode the more to PIO or multiword DMA ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.