Subject: Re: New kernel on ftp.netbsd.org
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Leo Weppelman <email@example.com>
Date: 05/22/1996 16:38:50
[ announce of BOOTX kernel ]
> The SCSI part works a lot better:
> Before (with BOOTFPE netbsd 1.1) i had trouble with a SCSI2 drive
> (Quantum lps52s), it was sometimes stopping with busy led still on, so the
> kernel also stop. Now i've got error messages instead of stopping the kernel,
> there are like: dmascsi(1:0:0): ...data stuck in fifo...
Mmmm, yet another problem. I'll think about it. If I think I'm on
to something, I let you know.
If there are more people with scsi-problems, please let me know. The
following problems are known to me:
Some (if not all) zip drives report data overruns when transfering
large amounts of data. This also happens on the mac68k-port and
Allen Briggs is doing some tests on it.
Markus Kilbinger reports "spurious interrups" and sometimes systems
hangs. I am currently trying to fix this.
Also reported by Markus Kilbinger is the fact the sometimes all
activity seems to stop. When you hit any key, the disks come to
life again. I saw this once on my TT too. It seems like an interrupt
is being missed.
> This disk is the only scsi2 in the chain (i've got also a Quantum LP40,
> a Conner CP30080, and a Maxtor 7120SCS).
> But there is trouble with the mount_msdos option in fstab. This appear,
> in NetBSD 1.1B. The command execute, but the directories where the msdos disk
> are linked are empty.
Did you get the current.tar.gz file? It contains a new mount_msdos binary.
You also need to update your /etc/fstab to include the '-G' option.
/dev/sd0g /transfer msdos rw,-uleo,-G 1 2