Subject: tar hangup and numerous fs errors
To: None <>
From: Bharat S. Jhaveri <bjhaveri@Arco.COM>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/05/1994 08:35:02
I have macbsd up and running on my IIci for almost a month now. So I have
been trying to compile some source codes. What I find that almost never I
can use tar to extract a large archive, like 25 to 30 MB tar files. It
extracts maybe a 20 or so diles and hangs up. I found a way to do this is
to have tar files on the mac side, and then use install utility on the mac
side to extract the files. That is how I extracted the kernel source files
from the sun-lamp.

I have kernel that is compiled from the sun-lamp source files. Also my tar
files are from macbsd-current from sun-lamp, Feb 28 or so. The system seems
to work OK, but I get fs errors almost always after extracting some (even
small say 4 MB) tar files. 

I have 20 MB RAM with 16MB in bank A which I use in the booter 1.1. The
booter has -300 GMT bias. What is that? I left it at -300, then I changed
it to 0, then once at 30021 which is a offset of my partition a(root) in
blocks. But they all do the same thing, hang up the kernal now and then.

I guess it may have something to do with the disk partitioning. When I
installed from the mac side, it said mounting / as A and /usr as G. But the
unix side has /usr on rsdoe, ie. partition e. Also the 'disklabel -r
/dev/rsd0e' seems to give the right disk format numbers, like fsize, bsize
etc. Except all the bias, seek time, etc. are 0.

The system works fine with the ser0 port which I have used to setuo slip
connection, read mail, news, ftp, telnet etc., which is great. But I like
to play with it, like compile source codes for emacs etc. I will appreciate
any pointers on this tar problem and fs errors. BTW I have 20MB /, 32 MB
swap and 160MB /usr.

Thanks for any help.


Bharat S. Jhaveri
Bharat S. Jhaveri