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Re: DEC 1000A 5.0.0_PATCH system has problems booting after upgrade from 3.1_STABLE
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 03:18:45PM -0400, Paul Mather wrote:
> Recently I posted about needing to upgrade from netbsd-3 now that it
> is end of life. I decided to upgrade to netbsd-5-0, and, aside from
> some space problems (oddly enough, on /usr, not / as I'd been fearing)
> I managed to sort out, the upgrade was successful... well, largely so.
> I have one problem: the system hangs at the console when trying to
> reboot via "shutdown -r". NetBSD manages to shut down properly.
> Unfortunately, the system does not manage to reboot successfully. It
> hangs at the console. This happens both when using my custom kernel
> and a GENERIC kernel. I even updated the bootblocks from the old ones
> (NetBSD/alpha 1.6K) to the ones in 5.0.0_PATCH, all to no avail.
> Does anyone else encounter this problem, or have any suggestions for
> fixing it? The problem is inconvenient, rather than fatal---
> inconvenient because I don't have ready physical access to the machine
> and so it makes remote updates requiring a reboot impossible, unlike
> before. :-(
This is a known problem, see PR/40077.
The new power management framework pmf(9) now tries to poweroff all
the devices when halting the system; but the SRM on alpha does not
seems, at least on some machines, to handle it gracefully (does not
restore power to devices on reboot just like on x86 platform).
Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.
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