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Re: two oddities/issues on dell poweredge 1850

On Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 01:42:06PM +1200, Mark Davies wrote:
> The second one I've installed 5.99.55/amd64 on and as soon as the boot 
> loader loads netbsd and it starts running, the blue "I'm a happy 
> machine" LED is replaced by the flashing amber "I'm not happy" one but 
> the system boots and appears to be fine other than the annoying 
> flashing light.  The only way I've found to reset the led is to power 
> cycle the box.  This also happens if I boot off a 5.1/amd64 install CD 
> but not a 5.1/i386 install CD.

No idea about this, but sounds like a firmware issue, provided that the
system is actually "happy"...

> whereas 5.99.55/amd64 goes:
>     [...]
> acpi0 at mainbus0: Intel ACPICA 20110623
> acpi0: X/RSDT: OemId <DELL  ,PE BKC  ,00000001>, AslId <MSFT,0100000a>
> ACPI Exception: AE_BAD_PARAMETER, During region initialization: 
> [PCI_Config] (20110623/evregion-465)
> ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.VPR0.D0F0._STA] 
> (Node 0xffff800010834a80), AE_BAD_PARAMETER (2
> 0110623/psparse-560)
> ACPI Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.VPR0.D0F0._STA] (Node 
> 0xffff800010834a80), AE_BAD_PARAMETER (20110623/uteval-114)
> ACPI Exception: AE_BAD_PARAMETER, During region initialization: 
> [PCI_Config] (20110623/evregion-465)
> [...]

This is most likely a bug in the third-party ACPICA. Please file a PR and
attach full dmesg as well as the acpidump(8) output to it.

- Jukka.

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