Subject: Re: port-sparc64/37499 (sparc64 GENERIC / INSTALL kernels occasional
To: None <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/10/2007 10:39:50 wrote:
> Synopsis: sparc64 GENERIC / INSTALL kernels occasional panic on boot
> Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-sparc64-maintainer->jdc
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> Responsible-Changed-When: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 12:10:33 +0000
> Responsible-Changed-Why:
> Julian has analyzed the problem and has a patch already

Julian's patch makes my net-booting experience on the T1 much better;
now instead of the occasional panic I get a single 'interrupt while
!IFF_UP' message; however, testing has been light since I only get this
about one in three or four boots (maybe even less).

I agree that Martin's suggestion of setting a flag in meminit and not
taking interrupts until it's set sounds a bit nicer as a long-term fix,
for what it's worth...