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Re: 5.1_RC2 panics during install on indy

On Fri, 28 May 2010 18:36:50 -0700
"Stephen M. Rumble" <rumble%cs.stanford.edu@localhost> wrote:

> On May 28, 2010, at 3:45 PM, George Harvey wrote:

> > My Indy is a 150MHz R5000SC model with 256Mb RAM and the disk is a 4.3GB
> > IBM DCAS-34330. Does this look like a disk error or a kernel problem?
> What prior version were you running? I made several small changes between 
> NetBSD-4 and NetBSD-5:
>     - Added fast scsi support to WD33C93B.
>     - Set the appropriate (I'm pretty sure) clock divisor for the scsi 
> chipset.
>     - Started using burst dma mode, rather than dma mode.
> Could be something else entirely, but if you're interested in building an 
> install kernel I could provide a two line patch to effectively revert the 
> above.

I suspect it's something specific to R5000 Indys. I moved the disk onto
another Indy, this time with a R4600, and the install went through with
no problems. I'm currently building bash from pkgsrc as a quick(ish)
functional test on the R4600 box. I run 5.0 on a R4400 Challenge S but
when I tried 5.0 on the R5000 Indy last year, I got a lot of random
hangs which I never resolved. Going back further, I did have 4.0
running successfully on the R5000.

I'm happy to build a patched kernel and give it a try.


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