Subject: Re: No go, system still hangs
To: Bruce Lane <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/09/1999 17:23:44
On Sat, 07 Aug 1999 08:21:55 -0700 
 Bruce Lane <> wrote:

 > scc1 at ioasic0 offset 0x180000
 > 	The only thing that clears the hang is a power cycle. Any guesses?
 > Theories? Wild speculations?

This has got to be a FAQ by now...

The 3000/xxx series only really supports serial console right now (at
least in the GENERIC kernels, etc.; there is experimental frame buffer
console support in the TCWSCONS kernel).

The reason it appears to "hang" is that the kernel uses the PROM for console
output until the serial driver is attached.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>