Subject: Re: Pre-release snapshot of NetBSD-1.3.3 available
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 11/22/1998 14:36:32
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998, Simon Burge wrote:

> Ah, a guinea pig^W^Wtester!  Could you please try the kernel in
> ftp.NetBSD.ORG:/pub/NetBSD/arch/pmax/pre-1.3.3/sdb-kernels ? It has
> already to been reported to work on a 5000/200 without a mouse, so it
> should work for you too.  Another check won't hurt... 

It boots, but goes into a loop of "init: single user shell terminated,
restarting" if that makes any difference...  (I have the 10-25 snapshot

NetBSD 1.3.3 (GENERIC) #13: Sun Nov 22 22:49:25 EST 1998
real mem = 16777216
avail mem = 12816384
using 409 buffers containing 1675264 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: MIPS R3000 CPU Rev. 3.0 with MIPS R3010 FPC Rev. 3.0
        L1 cache: 64kb Instruction, 64kb Data.
tc0 at mainbus0: 25 MHz clock
(configuring KN02 system slot as asic)
asic0 at tc0 slot 7 offset 0x0
dc0 at asic0 offset 0x200000 priority 7address 0x0xbfe00000

clock0 at asic0 offset 0x280000 priority 0: mc146818 or compatible
le0 at tc0 slot 6 offset 0x0: address 08:00:2b:24:d1:55
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
asc0 at tc0 slot 5 offset 0x0 (bus speed: 25 MHz) : target 7
mfb0 at tc0 slot 0 offset 0x0 (1280x1024x8)
Beginning old-style SCSI device autoconfiguration
rz0 at asc0 drive 0 slave 0 DEC RZ56     (C) DEC rev 0400
rz0: 634MB, 1632 cyl, 15 head, 53 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1299174 sectors
rz1 at asc0 drive 1 slave 0 QUANTUM Q250  76-45004 rev 66
rz1: 41MB, 669 cyl, 4 head, 31 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 84294 sectors
boot device: rz0
root on rz0a dumps on rz0b
root file system type: ffs
Nov 21 22:23:49 init: single user shell terminated, restarting

> What triggers the reboot, and is it only with the 10-25 snapshot?

As far as I can tell, simply removing the serial console for 30 seconds
or so is enough to make it reboot.  I didn't notice this problem with
older kernels, but then again, I don't think I was looking for it.  :)
Should I try a -current on it?  Or one of the sdb-kernels?

  Aaron J. Grier  | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
      "If DOS had been better in the first place, I might not have
         started this." -- Linus Torvalds, regarding Linux