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 10:16:31
Tsubai Masanari <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I put my newest snapshot to ftp://nandra.iri.co.jp/pub/NetBSD/powermac/.
> (your patch is applied)
> The OFCONS problem is fixed. The MACE bug may be corrected, I think.
I haven't tested OFCONS yet. The MACE bug does appear to be fixed.
> >* 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.
> It may possibly cable problem. Did you try another (null modem) cable?
I can assure you that it's *not* a cable problem. `I'm not that
The port is wedging with both TS_BUSY and TS_ASLEEP set, which
indicates that it failed at least to get a transmit interrupt. There
is probably a race between the firmware and/or other console handling
code that causes interrupts to get lost.