Subject: Re: Problems with SMP on NetBSD/alpha revisited
To: Anders Hogrelius <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/29/2007 14:36:45
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Anders Hogrelius wrote:

> I also found this in the kernel messages when the box rebooted.
> cpu1: unable to issue `START' command
> Which makes sense since the system was unable to stop the second CPU.
> Is there any way to force a "cold" reboot when the system crashes as that 
> seems to be the only way to stop the hung CPU. The only way I've found that 
> works so far is to pull the plug and wait until the second LED on the power 
> supply winks out.

   I think I was usually able to halt the CPU from the SRM.  The CS20 SRM 
takes an optional CPU number on the HALT command, if I remember correctly. 
I think the SRM INIT command should also reset everything, as well.

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