Subject: Re: halt -> crash? (multia)
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/10/1997 07:57:29
> I have a little multia running 1.2D.  When ever I halt 
> or reboot it, right after it finished sync'ing the
> disks it seems to crash (I'm no expert on alphas, so
> that may not be the best description), spewing out
> what looks like register and stack info, then dropping
> into some kind of debugger.
> Is this normal?

Not as far as I know.  Without specific information about what it's
printing out, it's impossible to me (or us 8-) to tell you whether or
not it's halting correctly or crashing for some reason before it can.

It could be the firmware that's losing.  The thing that you think is
"some kind of debugger" is almost certainly the firmware prompt.

> Is there some option I need to set
> in the firmware to stop this?

Uh, well, you've not conclusively stated what "this" is.

It may be a bug in NetBSD/alpha, or it may be a bug in your firmware.
If the latter, you'll need to update your firmware.