Subject: Re: status of AS2100[a]
To: None <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/29/2004 11:07:13
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 07:35:54AM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > what is the status of NetBSD on the AS2100 and AS2100A machines?
> Last time I checked the kernel crashed early in bootup. Maybe this is
> related to the EV5 CPUs in my machine. IIRC it got a bit further with
> EV4 CPUs. As the machine is running Tru64, if it is running at all, I
> didn't investigate this.

  I finally had the opportunity to try booting on the AS2100A sitting in
the closet behind my office and had it crash during the bootup.  It also
had the problem of not being able to detect the VGA console, so requires
using a serial console.  I have been planning on trying to see if I can
figure out what is causing the crash, but I haven't had time to try it

P00>>>show config
                        Digital Equipment Corporation
                           AlphaServer 2100A 5/250

SRM Console V4.5-65             VMS PALcode V1.18-1, OSF PALcode V1.21-1

Component       Status          Module ID
CPU 0              P            B2040-AB DECchip (tm) 21164-5
CPU 1              P            B2040-AB DECchip (tm) 21164-5
CPU 2              P            B2040-AB DECchip (tm) 21164-5
CPU 3              P            B2040-AB DECchip (tm) 21164-5
Memory 2           P            B2022-DA 128 MB
Memory 3           P            B2022-FA 512 MB
I/O                             B2222-AA
                                dva0.0.0.1000.0         RX26/RX23

 Slot   Option                  Hose 0, Bus 0, PCI
   2    Intel 82375EB                                   Bridge to Bus 1, EISA
   3    DECchip 21050-AA                                Bridge to Bus 2, PCI
   6    S3 Trio64/Trio32
   9    QLogic ISP1020          pkb0.            SCSI Bus ID 7

 Slot   Option                  Hose 0, Bus 1, EISA

 Slot   Option                  Hose 0, Bus 2, PCI
   1    NCR 53C810              pka0.7.0.2001.0         SCSI Bus ID 7
                                dka300.3.0.2001.0       RZ29B
                                dka600.6.0.2001.0       RRD45
   6    Mylex DAC960            dra.0.0.2006.0
                                dra0.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra1.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra2.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra3.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra4.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra5.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra6.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
                                dra7.0.0.2006.0         1 Member JBOD
   9    DECchip 21140-AA        ewa0.0.0.2009.0         00-00-F8-1F-25-B4
P00>>>show device
dka300.3.0.2001.0          DKA300                        RZ29B  0014
dka600.6.0.2001.0          DKA600                        RRD45  0436
dra0.0.0.2006.0            DRA0                  1 Member JBOD
dra1.0.0.2006.0            DRA1                  1 Member JBOD
dra2.0.0.2006.0            DRA2                  1 Member JBOD
dra3.0.0.2006.0            DRA3                  1 Member JBOD
dra4.0.0.2006.0            DRA4                  1 Member JBOD
dra5.0.0.2006.0            DRA5                  1 Member JBOD
dra6.0.0.2006.0            DRA6                  1 Member JBOD
dra7.0.0.2006.0            DRA7                  1 Member JBOD
dva0.0.0.1000.0            DVA0                      RX26/RX23
ewa0.0.0.2009.0            EWA0              00-00-F8-1F-25-B4
pka0.7.0.2001.0            PKA0                  SCSI Bus ID 7
pkb0.               PKB0                  SCSI Bus ID 7  2.10
P00>>>boot dva0
(boot dva0.0.0.1000.0 -flags 0)
block 0 of dva0.0.0.1000.0 is a valid boot block
reading 75 blocks from dva0.0.0.1000.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 9600
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 1f2000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

NetBSD/alpha 2.0G ustar Bootstrap, Revision 1.3
(mhitch@netbsd0, Sat Jul 17 20:08:54 MDT 2004)

VMS PAL rev: 0x4000100010112
OSF PAL rev: 0x4000100020115
Switch to OSF PAL code succeeded.

Boot flags: 0
Please remove disk 1, insert disk 2, and press return...
Please remove disk 2, insert disk 3, and press return...

Entering netbsd at 0xfffffc00003012f0...
Unrecognized boot flag '0'.
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
    The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 2.0G (INSTALL) #3: Sun Jul 18 00:30:43 MDT 2004
AlphaServer 2100A 5/250, 250MHz, s/n
8192 byte page size, 4 processors.
total memory = 640 MB
(2056 KB reserved for PROM, 637 MB used by NetBSD)
avail memory = 617 MB
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), 21164-5
cpu1 at mainbus0: ID 1, 21164-5
cpu1: processor off-line; multiprocessor support not present in kernel
cpu2 at mainbus0: ID 2, 21164-5
cpu2: processor off-line; multiprocessor support not present in kernel
cpu3 at mainbus0: ID 3, 21164-5
cpu3: processor off-line; multiprocessor support not present in kernel
ttwoga0 at mainbus0
ttwopci0 at ttwoga0 hose 0: T3 or T4 Gate Array rev. 6
sableio0 at ttwopci0 bus 0: Sable STDIO module
pckbc0 at sableio0 port 0x60
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: kbd slot interrupting at T2 irq 6
wskbd0 at pckbd0 (mux ignored)
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: aux slot interrupting at T2 irq 3
wsmouse0 at pms0 (mux ignored)
fdc1 at sableio0 port 0x3f0
fdc1: interrupting at T2 irq 7
com0 at sableio0 port 0x3f8: ns16550a, working fifo
com0: console
com0: interrupting at T2 irq 15
com1 at sableio0 port 0x2f8: ns16550a, working fifo
com1: interrupting at T2 irq 8
lpt0 at sableio0 port 0x3bc
lpt0: interrupting at T2 irq 9
pci0 at ttwopci0 bus 0
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled

halted CPU 0

halt code = 6
double error halt
PC = 18fe8
starting console on CPU 0
starting console on CPU 0
breakpoint at PC 127250 desired, XDELTA not loaded
probing hose 0, PCI
probing PCI-to-EISA bridge, bus 1
probing PCI-to-PCI bridge, bus 2
bus 2, slot 1 -- pka -- NCR 53C810
bus 2, slot 6 -- dra -- Mylex DAC960
bus 2, slot 9 -- ewa -- DECchip 21140-AA
bus 0, slot 6 -- vga -- S3 Trio64/Trio32
bus 0, slot 9 -- pkb -- QLogic ISP1020
starting console on CPU 1
starting console on CPU 2
starting console on CPU 3
Memory Testing and Configuration Status
Module   Size    Base Addr   Intlv Mode  Intlv Unit  Status
------   -----   ---------   ----------  ----------  ------
  2      128MB   20000000      1-Way         0       Passed
  3      512MB   00000000      1-Way         0       Passed
Total Bad Pages 0
Testing the System
Testing the Disks (read only)
Testing the Network
Internal network loopback Failed

interrupt through vector 670 on CPU 0

EV5 detected B-Cache parity or ECC error

Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA