Subject: Re: port-amd64/37198: Limited hardware support for IBM x3755
To: None <,,>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/27/2007 17:50:02
The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/37198; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: port-amd64/37198: Limited hardware support for IBM x3755
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 09:24:01 +0200

 On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 06:40:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > >Number:         37198
 > >Category:       port-amd64
 > >Synopsis:       NetBSD has limited hardware support for IBM x3755
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       serious
 > >Priority:       medium
 > >Responsible:    port-amd64-maintainer
 > >State:          open
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   net
 > >Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 24 18:40:00 +0000 2007
 > >Originator:
 > >Release:        NetBSD 4.99.31 - Oct 4, 2007
 > >Organization:
 > Sometimes
 > >Environment:
 > System: NetBSD 4.99.31 (INSTALL) #1: Thu Oct  4 15:44:25 CST 2007
 >         oster@quadrapus:/u1/builds/build138/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/INSTALL
 > Architecture: amd64
 > Machine: amd64
 > >Description:
 > 	NetBSD/amd64 has limited support for the hardware on an 
 > IBM x3755 with quad 3.0GHz dual-core Opterons (8222) and 128GB RAM.
 > In particular, USB doesn't work, networking doesn't work, and no
 > hard drives were recognized on this particular box.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > 	Attempt to boot NetBSD on an IBM x3755.  Assuming you get
 > around the pmap panic because of the amount of RAM, watch it come 
 > up to sysinst.  Be disappointed when your USB keyboard doesn't work.
 > Reboot with PS/2 keyboard.  Be further disappointed when you discover
 > that bnx0 doesn't work.  Figure out how to get the remote management
 > console working.  Get boot messages from there (below):
 I suspect ohci and bnx not working also has something to do with the amount
 of RAM. bnx gets memory allocation failure in bus_dma(9) and it could
 be what's preventing ohci from starting too.
 For the disk controller, it's an Adaptec ASR2120S. The ASR2200S is supported
 by aac, maybe adding the 2120 to the table would make it work too (once the
 bus_dma issues are fixed) ?
 Manuel Bouyer <>
      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference