Subject: Re: kern/21478: mpt driver freezes the system
To: None <,,>
From: Pierre Bourgin <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/13/2005 23:48:01
The following reply was made to PR kern/21478; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Pierre Bourgin <>
To: Patrick Welche <>
Subject: Re: kern/21478: mpt driver freezes the system
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 01:49:08 +0200

 Patrick Welche a crit :
 > So, was the problem with the disks? Does your setup work now?
 This is an old PR: as I remember, I had this problem while booting a NetBSD 
 diskless kernel that mounts its FS by NFS and write datas onto a FAT 
 partition on the local hard drive managed by the mpt driver (a system of my 
 own that installs windows thanks to NetBSD !).
 No pb with the disks (and the whole hardware), there were working very well 
 by using Linux or windows.
 I think I also performed additional tests by booting the sysinst cdrom and 
 use dd (no use of NFS nor custom kernel), but I'm not sure.
 Please also notice that I was using a 1.6R kernel, so the problem may also 
 come from another bug, nothing related with mpt ?
 Unfortunately, I don't have access any more to this hardware (DELL Precision 
 320), so I can't test a newer NetBSD version to see if this has been 
 resolved (disapeared) or not.
 So I suggest to close this PR.
 Pierre Bourgin