Subject: unexpected halt of system while trying to print
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Martin Heller <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/04/1998 14:56:03
After a fresh install of NetBSD-1.3 I found a real unexpected behaviour:

I'm using an AS200 with 64MB ram , S3-Trio VGA console. In order to build
a specific kernel, I wanted to print the file where all options for alpha
are listed. printcap was not set up properly so I did a simple
 'cat ALPHA > /dev/lpt0' ... whoa ! after 1 second the system was brought
to SRM console prompt.
The kernel? wrote : halted CPU 0
                    halt code = 2
                    kernel stack not valid halt
any idea what went wrong?
is the kernel debugging possible with the supplied generic kernel ?

I'm going to try it with a minimal termcap / lpd duo.

Any help would be very nice! MARTIN