Subject: Re: Ok, I give... HELP! Please?
To: Bruce Lane <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/09/1999 18:17:06
On Sat, 07 Aug 1999 21:55:40 -0700
Bruce Lane <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'll list the errors one at a time. First up:
> AMD 79c30 at ioasic0 offset 0x240000 device not configured
The 79c30 is not an Ethernet chip; it's the ISDN/audio chip.
> Here's the one that really concerns me. The hard drive is dka300, and
> here's what I get when NetBSD's SCSI probe tries to pick it up.
> probe(asc0:3:0): max sync rate 5.00Mb/s
> asc0: illegal command: 0x42 (state 2, phase 3, prephase 1)
> asc0: SCSI bus reset
This is more interesting. Someone else reported a SCSI timing error to me,
which I haven not been able to track down nor reproduce. I may be asking
your help (booting kernels, etc.)
> scc1,0: silo overflow
> (In a word: Huh?)
An overflow occurred in the input path on the serial chip. Not uncommon; the
SCCs on the DEC 3000s aren't very fast.
> Perhaps the most disturbing message of all:
> WARNING: Can't figure out what device matches "SCSI 0 6 0 0 400 0 FLAMG-IO"
> Again... Huh?
Because it failed to find the SCSI disk, it wasn't able to determine the
> Can anyone tell me what in blazes is going on here? I thought the
> 1.4/Alpha port was DEVELOPED on a 3000/600. Have I got too much RAM or what?
It was developed on a 3000/xxx machine (a 3000/400, to be precise, I think),
but it is the case that not very many people run on this hardware anymore,
and the code isn't necessarily tested thoroughlt as a result.
As a side note, I too have a 3000/400 that I used to update quite regularly,
but have not been able to do so recently. Sigh, maybe it's time I find some
space in the lab to set it up again.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>