Subject: Re: More pyxis/500a info..
To: Jeff Roberson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 01/03/2000 22:44:27
Ummm- the same trick is used in a number of places- it may be that we all
die here because we're fooling with CIA setup that the prom is using, but
I'm a bit rusty at this end of the code for NetBSD to know for sure.
There've been a lot of unexplained issues/problems with a lot of this
goop- I'll be looking at the 8200 breakage this week or next (finally) to
try and fix that end of it.
Have you tried commenting this code out (i.e., forcing the rev to > 1)?
On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> So I found out the exact line that my machine hangs on. It's in
> cia_dma_init (cia_dma.c) at aproximately line 215. The line reads:
> REGVAL(CIA_PCI_W2BASE) = CIA_PYXIS_BUG_BASE |
> CIA_PCI_WnBASE_SG_EN | CIA_PCI_WnBASE_W_EN;
> I found this simply by adding printf's here and there around suspicious
> portions of code. Interestingly enough, if I comment this out the kernel
> boots, but I don't know how reliable it is. I'll try installing from this
> kernel in a bit. Anyway, would anyone care to guess at why this causes my
> machine to hang?