Subject: Re: New to Alpha & NetBSD, any pointers?
To: Bernd Ernesti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Howard Leadmon <email@example.com>
Date: 08/31/1999 22:49:32
OK, as per your request and also Ross's, here is the dmesg output from
my 164SX system. If either of you need anything else, let me know as I
am more than glad to do what I can do to help..
[ preserving 253472 bytes of netbsd ELF symbol table ]
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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NetBSD 1.4.1 (ALPHA1) #1: Tue Aug 31 12:07:22 EDT 1999
Digital AlphaPC 164SX 533 MHz
8192 byte page size, 1 processor.
real mem = 268435456 (1957888 reserved for PROM, 266477568 used by NetBSD)
avail mem = 230703104
using 3252 buffers containing 26640384 bytes of memory
cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), PCA56-2 (unknown minor type 2)
cia0 at mainbus0: DECchip 2117x Core Logic Chipset (Pyxis), pass 1
cia0: extended capabilities: 1<BWEN>
cia0: using BWX for PCI config access
pci0 at cia0 bus 0
pci0: i/o enabled, memory enabled
sio0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: Contaq Microsystems 82C693 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev. 0x00)
pciide0 at pci0 dev 8 function 1: Contaq Microsystems CY82C693 IDE Controller
pciide0: bus-master DMA support present
pciide0: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <Maxtor 90320D2>
wd0: drive supports 16-sector pio transfers, lba addressing
wd0: 3079MB, 6256 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 6306048 sectors
wd0: 32-bits data port
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 2
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
pciide1 at pci0 dev 8 function 2: Contaq Microsystems CY82C693 IDE Controller
pciide1: hardware does not support DMA
pciide1: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
pciide1: disabling primary channel (no drives)
ohci0 at pci0 dev 8 function 3: Contaq Microsystems 82C693 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev. 0x00)
ohci0: couldn't map interrupt
de0 at pci0 dev 9 function 0
de0: interrupting at eb164 irq 8
de0: 21140A [10-100Mb/s] pass 2.2
de0: address 00:c0:f0:30:03:c0
de0: enabling 100baseTX port
isa0 at sio0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x3bc-0x3bf irq 7
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
spkr0 at pcppi0
isabeep0 at pcppi0
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
mcclock0 at isa0 port 0x70-0x71: mc146818 or compatible
WARNING: can't figure what device matches "IDE 0 108 0 0 0 0 0"
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
de0: enabling 100baseTX port
de0: abnormal interrupt: transmit underflow (raising TX threshold to 96|256)
de0: abnormal interrupt: transmit underflow (raising TX threshold to 128|512)
On a side note, I take it the de0 messges are normal, as I have even seen
the same thing on an Intel/FreeBSD machine in the past...
> On Tue Aug 31 19:29:14 1999, Ross Harvey wrote:
> > > From: Howard Leadmon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > First, when I boot from SRM to the hard-drive, everything seems like it's
> > > going great. I see the primary loader run, then the secondary, and it
> > > initializes all the devices. Finally it goes to mount the root filesystem
> > > and I get a message like telling me it can't. here is the msg from the
> > > logs:
> > >
> > > WARNING: can't figure what device matches "IDE 0 108 0 0 0 0 0"
> > Sigh, SRM has gone back and forth on how it identifies IDE boot devices
> > for that board. Some SRM versions call them SCSI, some IDE, and now it
> > looks like sometimes the device is in the 100s digit and sometimes in the
> > 1000s digit. Maybe the SCSI-happy SRM uses the 4-digit and the IDE-
> > happy SRM uses the 3? Or maybe my quick guess is just wrong...
> A SRM before v5.3 use that on my 164LX:
> SCSI 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
> v5.3 or higher use:
> IDE 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
> > Either way, this is an easy kernel fix, except that it looks like the
> > obvious fix will break platforms it presently works fine on. So, either
> > say "root on wd0" in your kernel config, or hack (if the board is system
> > type 26, "eb164", I'm not sure) dec_eb164_device_register() in
> > /sys/arch/alpha/alpha/dec_eb164.c to recognize the `108' properly.
> We don't look for the number, we just check for BOOTP, SCSI or IDE.
> > Actually, one of us (Veego?!) can do that for you, if you will send me or
> > post your dmesg. And it would be really cool if you could s/#if 0/#if 1/
> > around the printf's in that above module first, and then use _that_ kernel
> > for the dmesg you send us.
> Yup, I can help when I get the dmesg output.
> Maybe I can put an current kernel this weekend on an ftp server which contains
> the debug code.
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