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Re: Netbooting a sparc64 (netbsd-6)
On Feb 27, 2012, at 21:15 , Chris Ross wrote:
>> There is an easy way to verify the problem I had in mind: connect another
>> port as well and use that to netboot - e.g. have the prom use bge1 to load
>> the kernel, then the kernel will be able to use bge0.
> The first attempt to do this, with a manual "move the cable between ports,
> and use the same IP address for both" didn't work. If I get too much
> further, I'll make a new cable (it's a long run, this server isn't in the
> service area/room/closet yet) and try it the hard way. Would you suggest
> using two different IP addresses, given that there are two MACs ?
In case this helps, continuing the "switch the cable and wait, after the
kernel fails to mount the nfs filesystem".
I loaded the bootloader via tftp, and the kernel via NFS, over bge1. Then,
after the kernel loads and fails to configure bge1, I switched the cable to
bge0. I waited a while, checked that the arp cache on the router didn't have
anything, and cleared it on the NFS (/rarpd/tftpd) server. I told the sparc to
use bge0, and it claims to be trying to get an address via DHCP/BOOTP, but
there is never any traffic from the mac(s) on that machine [seen by the
So, it looks more like this version of the kernel (netbsd-6, circa 25-Feb)
just isn't passing packets at all. So, with the kernel in question, I loaded
the 5.99.59 userland I had on a disk. I then tried to dhcpcd from it, and also
saw nothing on the dhcp server.
So. I then cold-booted into the 5.99.59 image on the disk, which was never
really fully configured. It's in full Amnesiac mode. If I run dhcpcd on bge0,
it gives up assigning a 169.254/16 address, my dhcpd never having seen a
packet. But, if I kill dhcpcd and manually configure an address, it seems to
pass packets, on net and through the router.
This is smelling more like a sparc64 bge bug as time goes on...
Anyone have any new thoughts or suggestions?
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