Subject: Re: "Softfloat" breaks IDE disk driver?
To: Terence Tan <>
From: Bruce O'Neel <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 02/06/2005 14:33:40
Hmm, this is interesting.  It works fine on my 540 SCSI disk drives and I 
pound on them.

How odd...



On Sat, Feb 05, 2005 at 09:52:16AM +1100, Terence Tan wrote:
> David M. wrote:
> >I'm attempting to install NetBSD 2.0 "softfloat" [1]
> >on a Powerbook 190cs.  Unfortunately, the IDE disk
> >driver appears to be broken: accessing the machine's
> >single IDE disk continuously for a short period of
> >time causes the operating system to cease functioning
> >properly (all processes seem to permanently freeze,
> >but the TTY echo continues to work).
> I can't speak for the other softfloat users, but I'll say this: every 
> since upgrading to 2.0, my IDE drive has continued to work fine, but my 
> SCSI drive has started getting errors and locking up when transferring 
> more than about 1MB at a time... I haven't troubleshooted it much 
> because I just disabled the drive and moved its contents to my IDE 
> drive, but if anyone has the same problem, maybe it's worth pursuing.
> (I have an IDE drive on the built-in Performa 630 channel, and a SCSI 
> drive in the CD-ROM bay.)
>  -Terence Tan
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