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Re: writing cdhdtape to CD
On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 01:38:01AM +0200, Anders Hogrelius wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Jun 2009, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> >Can you give more details on the issue ? I have NetBSD 5.0 running on a
> >DS20 and several XP1000, and don't have issues with it. All are UP though.
> Sure, no worries. It's been a while since the last time I tried NetBSD on
> my 264DP and on my CS20's (with DS20L SRM). I believe 3.1 was the last
> version I really tested installing though I have tried booting later
> versions too. With the UP kernel access to the harddrive was extremely
> slow just as you described. Though the disk was unmounted cleanly the
> first thing that happened was that the installer said that the disk wasn't
> unmounted cleanly and the installer continued to do an fsck on it. The
> fsck totally thrashed the existing contents of the disk... I then did an
> install to the disk in a 164LX which worked flawlessly and I also compiled
> a MP version of the kernel before putting the disk back into the CS20.
> Same problems as before, on the first boot with a MP kernel I got a crash
> just like the one that was described earlier in this thread. Trying to
> boot a UP kernel resulted in the same thing as with the installer, fsck
> thrashed the filesystem on the first boot.
> On the 264DP results were a bit different. With the UP kernel the system
> would run without problems (though without utilizing the full potential of
> the system). Running with a MP kernel the system was very unstable.
> Sometimes it would crash at boot time just like the CS20 and other times
> it would run for days. I could never see a pattern in the crashes except
> that it usually was a memory management fault just like on the CS20.
> I've been using IDE disks hooked up to IDE-SCSI adapters so I have been
> able to move the disks between the IDE and the SCSI buses. I was unable to
> see any difference between the two, the results were the same.
> One thing I have been able to exclude is hardware error though. The box I
> still have online has been running the latest version of Tru64 24/7 for
> the last 2 years without a problem.
> I am aware that this description is a bit fuzzy but it is from memory and
> I havent been trying NetBSD in quite some time now. I do however have a
> second CS20 that I could use for some more testing when I get back home
> in a week or two so I can do some more testing if requested.
How much RAM do you have ? My DS20 and XP1000s all have no more than 2G,
that may explain why I don't see these issues.
Also, what SCSI controllers ? I have symbios logic (various) and QLOGIC
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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