Subject: Re: Problems with new 1.3.1 kernel
To: NetBSD port-atari <port-atari@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Thomas Gerner <>
List: port-atari
Date: 03/24/1998 19:57:18
On Tue, Mar 24, 1998 at 03:50:10PM +0100, Leo Weppelman wrote:
> My -current kernel crashed with an illegal-instruction :-( This seems to
> becaused by ite.c not being updated to use the new tty sceme (I assumed you
> hacked around it too ;-). After I fixed ite.c, the kernel crashed when it
> tried to remount my root filesystem, but this is probably caused by some of
> the variable sectorsize patches I use that did not patch very well with the
> new endian-independent fs. It was really too late last night to fix that :-(

At me it crashed by starting the X server.
Yes, indeed, I hacked a little bit at ite.c. At least enough, that it compiles.

> If I get my filesystems mounted properly tonight, I'll start working on the
> serial drivers. I have already done most of the work already, it is just that
> I can't test without a filesystem mounted ;-)

Hope the filesystem works again soon.

> O, the tip of the weekend....
>   Make sure you have bootfloppies with an nvram-cpx at hand when testing
>   -current kernels
> One of my test kernels managed to overwrite the secondary stage of the boot
> loader (luckily it looks like this was the only random written block!). When
> the bootpreference bit is set to NetBSD, there is _no way_ to talk to your
> atari anymore in this case. You have to turn off that bit. The cpx was on the
> last floppy tried - this took about an hour or 2 :-(

I had more luck. Nothing was destroyed.