Subject: Re: Call for testing on Motorola PowerPC machines
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: John D.Baker <>
List: port-prep
Date: 10/12/2006 03:53:44
What's the status of NetBSD/prep on Motorola PowerPlus machines like
the MTX60{3,4}, MVME{2{3,4,6,7},{3,4}6}00 systems?

I finally got around to trying to boot the netbsd-4 snapshot from
200610010000Z on my MTX604-010A.  It got as far as probing the SCSI
host adapter (esiop) and hung following a device timeout.  I think this
was the same behavior as when I tried your self-contained boot.fs back
in July.

What have been your results?

(As a related note, Debian/woody (3.0r3) linux (2.2.20) has the same
problem.  Back in the day, kernels after 2.2.13 would only boot uni-
processor, smp kernels would hang on the SCSI controller.  Now,
everything hangs there.  I guess no-one's been testing on Motorola


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