Subject: Re: port-alpha/5546: port-alpha/lost a stack? exception_restore_regs bombs
To: Kevin P. Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/06/1998 12:49:45
On Sat, 06 Jun 1998 14:09:44 -0400
"Kevin P. Neal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Are machine check codes consistent across NetBSD and Digital UNIX? I suspect
> yes, because this is the PALcode talking?
Yes, it's the PALcode that does all of the machine check/logout area stuff.
> Are they consistent from the 8200 down to the AlphaStation 400?
Depends... there are some generic machine check vectors. There are some
that are processor-specific (e.g. EV4, EV5, etc.). There are some that
are core logic chipset-specific (e.g. APECS, ALCOR, LCA, etc.). There
are still some others that are platform-specific (AlphaStation 400,
> There are a lot of docs around, is there a specific one that details machine
> checks/panic codes?
The only documentation I know of that exists for the logout area stuff is:
(1) PALcode source for each platform.
(2) Digital UNIX (formerly DEC OSF/1) source.
The Alpha architecture manual describes some of the generic logout area goo
(e.g. offsets to processor-specific stuff). The individual processor manuals
might have some info about the processor-specific things, but I'm not sure
If you are having problems w/ machine checks on an AlphaStation 400, Matt
and/or I can probably help you w/ the logout area stuff.
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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