Subject: AXPpci-33: kernel stack not valid halt...
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Marc Gutschner <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/05/1999 13:35:44
Hi all!

Recently I've extended my collection of architectures capable of running
NetBSD by purchasing 2 EBP20-AA (AXPpxi-33 w/ 21066@166 MHz) I've added
some pretty standard components (S3 PCIVGA, 3C905, 64 MB RAM, 2 GB SCSI
HD, TZK10 Streamer). Now, if I boot the 'cdhdtape'-Image from the TZK,
the primary boot loader comes up, spits some 'Can't send rewind command
to <tape-id>' while the tape auto-rewinds, prints two '+' and a '.' on
the console and crashes with

	kernel stack not valid halt

This may not be the exact wording of the message, but the machine is
currently at home and I am not :-)

I also tried booting with the floppies and 'dd'ing the image to the HD -
all with no (positive) result :-(

Now, just to verify that I have a basically working config, I installed
Digital UNIX 3.2C on this machine and it works (albeit terribly slow -
no 2nd Level cache and unknown console device :-()

Before I go out and buy a handful of SRAM chips to populate the 2nd
level cache I wanted to verify that this bugger will run NetBSD with
this config.

Now to my question: Is it possible that the missing 2nd Level cache
causes the problem I'm seeing here?

MTIA for any input...

Marc Gutschner
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