Subject: Re: generic HBA error messages on 1.6beta2
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/11/2002 00:12:42
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

>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.