Subject: Re: More pyxis/500a info..
To: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
From: Jeff Roberson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/10/2000 23:03:09
It took me a bit to get back on track with this alpha. Anyhow, I tried
the memory barrier to no avail. I also tried commenting out the
workaround for the bad tlb flushing in cia_dma.c. That didn't help
either. If it's enabled the machine freezes, and if it isn't I can't use
my ethernet card. I can ifconfig and everything, but I can't actually
write to the device. I'm planning on going through freebsd kernel source
soon, but I'm stressed for time right now. If anyone has any other
suggestions I'm open to them. I purchased tru64 for use in the mean time,
but I'd still like to go back to netbsd.
On a side topic, would it be possible to use digital's compiler to compile
the netbsd kernel? I imagine their optimizations are far superior to
gcc's. Could it run in OSF1 compat? Or could you perhaps compile it on a
On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 11:51:24 -0800 (PST)
> From: Jeff Roberson <email@example.com>
> To: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> Subject: Re: More pyxis/500a info..
> I seem to remember adding a mb last night, which had no effect. I will
> double check that tonight, along with your other suggestion.
> On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Ross Harvey wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 11:43:40 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: More pyxis/500a info..
> > > [ Yet Another Miata Problem ]
> > Here are a couple of things you can try: some untrustworthy folklore
> > suggests that adding an alpha_mb() call before the bogus line MIGHT
> > have an effect.
> > Another thing to try would be s/if ((/if (0 && (/ at line 203, to see if
> > your Miata works better without the bug workaround.
> > ross