Subject: Re: 2.1 Kernels do not boot when
To: Izumi Tsutsui <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alex Pelts <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2005 22:59:03
>>That is enough indeed. I guess my next step should be to update
>>restorecd to environment based on -current. I still would like to find
>>out why 2.1 does not work though.
> I'll try to build INSTALL-like kernel on 2.x and check how it goes
> on my RaQ2. If it works, I'll send a pullup request for netbsd-2 branch.
Thanks for that.
>>Netbsd bootloader is just fine, but it cant load kernels over the
>>network and therefore can't be used as a first step to load a large
>>kernel. But if 3.0 works I do not see a need to do any first step loader.
> I see, maybe the way to go is to add kloader(4) support to
> cobalt kernels. It should be trivial though I have no idea
> how much work is needed for now.
I will look in to that, I am curious about that too.
>>The config utility that comes with 2.1 crashes when processing config
>>files. I had to build the one that comes with the kernel. Could that be
> How does it crash?
> config(8) (which is now config(1) in -current BTW) tool should be
> sync'ed with target kernel sources. see
> for details.
I did use complete 2.1 userland that I downloaded from netbsd torrent. I
downloaded iso image and used that to install 2.1
The config crashes like this - when I try to run it with or without
parameters it dumps core with following message:
Bus error (core dumped)
I don't know how netbsd maps mips exceptions but if this is a bus error
exception, config is accessing non existent memory or hardware. Although
I would expect TLB exception first because I would imagine that netbsd
is using memory protection.
>>On netbsd site there are daily directories for all of the oldre releases
>>as well. They seems to have newer files than official release directory.
>>What is in these directories?
> mentions about these releases and snapshots?
It does mention about daily snapshots. Thanks. So that means I would be
better off getting my sets from these directories rather than from the
torrent. I will upgrade and see how it goes.
Thank you for the info.