Subject: Re: awacs driver
To: None <port-macppc@NetBSD.org>
From: Frank Wille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/2007 13:14:23
Michael Lorenz wrote:
> the hardware notes claim that the awacs driver can cause trouble on
> some G4 Macs, hints about interrupt storms. I've never had any trouble
> with this driver but I don't have an awacs-equipped G4 either - just a
> G3 and a PowerBook. My guess is that those problems were caused by the
> old, horribly buggy interrupt code which has been improved a lot in the
> last two years.
Unfortunately there is still a problem with it, at least with NetBSD 3.1.1.
I like to hear to a radio live stream while compiling and developing, and
after a few minutes it happened: complete lockup of the system! The only
life-sign was that I could still ping the machine, but not log-in.
This is a PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth) 400 MHz with 1.25 GB RAM. The load was not
too high (mainly caused by Firefox). I was just starting a new live stream on
xmms when it happened.
Did the interrupt code improve from 3.1 to 4.0, or in current? Then I might
test that again.
_ Frank Wille (email@example.com)
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