Subject: Error msg ... esp0 invalid state 6 ?????
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List: port-sparc
Date: 07/16/2003 22:35:54
On several of my sparcs (ss5/ss20) running 1.6.x (1.6-1.6T)
I am getting some error messages:

   esp0: invalid state: 6


   cannot mount root, error = 79

on bootup.  It then fails to boot.  Interestingly, I put 1.4.3
up on one of these boxes (ss5) and it is running bloody fine.
Is something trashing the fs's on these machines, or what?
I have seen this on 4 machines, now over the course of a few
weeks, and I can't seem to find out exactly what the problem
is.  Could something like this indicate nvrams are failing?
I don't see invalid nvram messages and have not yet lost
the prom boot ethernet id, etc.

Any insights or translations are appreciated.


Bob Keys