Subject: Re: boot crash with GENERIC
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus , <>
From: Monroe Williams <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 02/13/2003 14:05:53
on 2/13/03 1:17 PM, Emmanuel Dreyfus at wrote:

>> total memory = 65536 KB
>> avail memory = 51684 KB
>> using 844 buffers containing 3376 KB of memory
>> no active packagepanic: no cpu node
>> Stopped in pid 0.1 (swapper) at cpu_Debugger+0x10:      lwz     r0, r1,
>> 0x14
> The problem is not related to the kernel size. I trimmed the kernel to
> 2MB (it was 4.9MB before), and I got no change, still the same crash.

Matt Thomas has checked in a change to sys/arch/powerpc/oea/oea_subr.S that
fixes this problem for me.  You might want to grab revision 1.2 of this file
and see if it fixes it for you.

I was also having a different problem with a kernel > 5MB.  It went bad
before the second-stage bootloader even finished executing, and ended with a
"DEFAULT CATCH" instead of a panic.  As long as your kernel is less than
5MB, you shouldn't hit this problem.

-- monroe
Monroe Williams