Subject: Re: kernel panic in 1.6_BETA4
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/15/2002 17:59:12
On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 08:55:25PM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:

 > Is there something I should try in the config file that might work around
 > that?

Not that I'm aware of -- this is a software bug, plain and simple :-)

 > (also... how do I drop back to firmware when connected via serial console?
 > I'm using cu -l tty00 on a NetBSD/i386 box to talk to the alpha, and I can't
 > figure out how to get back to firmware so that I can tell it to boot a good
 > kernel. It's just loading /netbsd which is the bad one over and over again.)

When the machine goes back to SRM as it begins to reboot, you should be
able to ^C repeatedly to stop the booting process.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>