Subject: Re: generic HBA error messages on 1.6beta2
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/10/2002 15:17:00
> Matthias Buelow writes:
> >>Fetch  and apply and try again.
> Well, I tried and got a kernel eventually, only to find out it was filled
> with garbage from the disk blocks that were there before (incidentally,
> I was somewhat amazed, after it wouldn't boot /netbsd, to find out the
> kernel file contained old Usenet postings (the system disk was used in a
> netnews machine earlier...)
> I rebooted and tried to redo the compile but then it started spitting
> error messages right away.  So I'm now stuck somewhat.
> I'll setup another alpha with netbsd these days so I can at least compile
> kernels.
> >2) the problem only occurs here when the machine has been running for
> >   at least 2-3 days, this might hint at some problem with higher
> correction: when compiling things (like a debug kernel, cough cough...),
> the problem occurs almost instantly.
> >5) there hasn't been observed any real data loss to the disks so far,
> >   at least not here, maybe it's just a bogus error (although I somewhat
> >   doubt that, and there hasn't been enough disk i/o to substantiate that),
> correction: garbage files have been produced by now.

So, take the extra memory out....