Subject: Re: Pre-release snapshot of NetBSD-1.3.3 available
To: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/1998 09:53:28
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 14:36:32 -0800 (PST) "Aaron J. Grier" wrote:
> 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
I'd guess that the problem is your -current'ish /bin/sh is trying a
system call that doesn't exist in the 1.3.3 kernel. I wouldn't be too
worried about it (famous last words!).
Thanks for testing it.
> > 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?
This is on the 5000/200? I guess without the console connected, you
don't see the panic, do you? :-) After it reboots, does "dmesg" still
contain the old kernel message buffer showing the panic?
I don't think there's any changes in -current that would help (Jonathan,
Michael?). Tohru Nisimura has been doing some work on new console
handling on a non-mainline kernel branch, but I think thats oriented to
the new graphics console handling code and not serial console support.
If it's a problem for you, I can build you a -current kernel to see if
The "sdb-kernels" are 1.3.3 pre-release kernels, so if you're running
-current that would be a step backwards.