Subject: Re: Serious breakage in latest PowerMac snapshot
To: Tsubai Masanari <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 03/12/1998 06:32:00
Tsubai Masanari <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >* The POWERMAC kernel hangs during configure(), after printing:
> > adb0 at obio0 offset 0x16000 irq 18
> Please apply following patch.
> (I don't know 1ms is appropriate:-)
> *** adb_direct.c Thu Mar 5 19:02:59 1998
> --- /a/src/sys/arch/powermac/dev/adb_direct.c Thu Mar 5 19:02:23 1998
> *** 1256,1261 ****
> --- 1254,1261 ----
> adb_hw_setup(); /* init the VIA bits and hard reset ADB */
> + DELAY(1000);
> /* send an ADB reset first */
> adb_op_sync((Ptr) 0, (Ptr) 0, (Ptr) 0, 0x00);
That seems to fix the ADB hangs, as far as I can tell.
BTW, Frank and I noticed that at least part of the reason for my NFS
problems was that splsoftnet() was not blocking softclock(). I've
hacked on the interrupt handling code a little (and in particular
fixed this), and I'll send out diffs in a bit.
This still leaves a few of problems:
* When using the `POWERMAC' kernel, the serial ports just don't work
any more. They seem to output, but they don't accept any input.
* The `OFCONS' kernel just doesn't talk to my console device any more.
This is pretty strange. I'm not sure what changed that would cause
* I still get `panic: receive 1' fairly often when using NFS. I
believe this is due to bugs in the MACE driver.
* The MACE driver cannot handle back-to-back packets. This causes NFS
with a large block size to lose, and causes abysmal TCP performance in
general. I also get an occasional `mc0: receive FIFO overflow' and
`mcwatchdog: resetting chip'.
* With the BeBox executables in your disk image, I got an occasional
semi-random core dump during a `make build' that went away when I
reran the failed command. This problem *seems* to have gone away when
I rebuilt the libraries, but I wouldn't say this is conclusive yet.
It may be that the PowerPC code was not correctly updated for Jason's
In short, the main problems are:
* The MACE driver is flaky.
* The console handling still needs work.
But, all told, I can get it to successfully boot if I sacrifice a few