Subject: Re: NEC RiscServer 2200
To: Ross Alexander <RossAlexander@home.com>
From: bob meader <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/01/2000 14:14:58
Ross Alexander wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2000 at 04:34:11AM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> > Kurt, Bob, Ross, Gabriel, Nick, if you have free time, please test
> > the following kernel with serial console:
> > ftp://ftp.sra.co.jp/pub/os/NetBSD/misc/arc/netbsd.COMCONS.2000-06-20.ecoff.gz
> It boots just fine on my RISCserver
I am curious about the statement above when you say it boots
do you mean it successfully mounts a remote nfs root file system
ie you a get a NetBSD login prompt ?
The reason I am asking is I looked at the 2000-06-17 source code
listing ( We will assume for now that is the source for above binary)
and the code for the clock chip is wrong . From my hazy memory,
(it's been 6 months since I last looked )the code for the NFS client
needs to read the clock chip to get the current date to check
that file system doesn't have a 'stale' date..
Any way the file that needs to be fixed is 'sys\arch\arc\arc\clock_mc.c'
the clock used in NEC RiscStation 2200 is like 'ACER_PICA_61'
not like 'NEC_R94' as currently coded...