Subject: Michael's sparcbook stuff
To: None <>
From: Michael Parson <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 11/19/2005 18:49:43
I had a problem with my old HD in my sparcbook and it no longer boots.
I figured this was as good a time as any to install NetBSD on it, so
I went and grabbed the latest stuff Michael posted to his area on and got it to install.

Here's where things get a little goofy, I can boot it up fine, log in
once, but when I log out and back in, I get:

"getty respawning too quickly on /dev/console, sleeping"

It sleeps for a bit, then it gives me another login prompt.  It will do
this a couple of times, then it starts just giving me login prompts,
never prompting for password.

Below is the uname -a and dmesg output.


(btw, this does feel much faster than Solaris 2.6 did)

Michael Parson

NetBSD tadpole 3.99.7 NetBSD 3.99.7 (MORGOTH) #60: Fri Jul 15 18:24:13 EDT 2005  ml@Inishowen:/stuff/build/obj_sparc/sys/arch/sparc/compile/MORGOTH sparc

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NetBSD 3.99.7 (MORGOTH) #60: Fri Jul 15 18:24:13 EDT 2005
total memory = 65200 KB
avail memory = 61120 KB
bootpath: /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@4,8400000/esp@4,8800000/sd@3,0
mainbus0 (root): Tadpole_S3GX: hostid 80ae2037
cpu0 at mainbus0: MB86904 @ 110 MHz, on-chip FPU
cpu0: 16K instruction (32 b/l), 8K data (16 b/l): cache enabled
obio0 at mainbus0
clock0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x202000: mk48t08
timer0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0xd00000: delay constant 52
zs0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x100000 level 12 powered via auxio2 softpri 6
zstty0 at zs0 channel 0
zstty1 at zs0 channel 1
zs1 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x0 level 12 softpri 6
zstty2 at zs1 channel 0 (console input)
kbd0 at zstty2 (console input)
zstty3 at zs1 channel 1
ms0 at zstty3
wsmouse0 at ms0 mux 0
slavioconfig at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x800000 not configured
auxreg0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x900000
auxiotwo0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x910000
tctrl0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0xd1000020 level 11
tctrl0: main power available, lid down
clkctrl0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x3c0000
com0 at obio0 slot 0 offset 0x3a0000 level 13: ns16550a, working fifo
iommu0 at mainbus0 addr 0x10000000: version 0x4/0x0, page-size 4096, range 64MB
sbus0 at iommu0: clock = 22 MHz
pnozz0 at sbus0 slot 0 offset 0x8000000 level 2: rev 4, 800x600, depth 8 mem 200000 (console)
wsdisplay0 at pnozz0 kbdmux 1: console (default, vt100 emulation)
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
pnozz0: attached to /dev/fb0
dma0 at sbus0 slot 4 offset 0x8400000: DMA rev 2
esp0 at dma0 slot 4 offset 0x8800000 level 4: ESP200, 40MHz, SCSI ID 7
scsibus0 at esp0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
SUNW,bpp at sbus0 slot 4 offset 0xc800000 level 3 not configured
ledma0 at sbus0 slot 4 offset 0x8400010: DMA rev 2
le0 at ledma0 slot 4 offset 0x8c00000 level 6: address 00:00:83:ae:20:37
le0: 8 receive buffers, 2 transmit buffers
tslot0 at sbus0 slot 1 offset 0x2000000 level 11: 2 slots
pcmcia0 at tslot0 socket 0
pcmcia1 at tslot0 socket 1
dbri0 at sbus0 slot 2 offset 0x40 level 9
dbri0: need to power up first....done
wskbd0 at kbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
dbri0: onboard CS4215 detected
dbri0: cs4215 ver 2 found at offset 0
audio0 at dbri0: half duplex, mmap
scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
sd0 at scsibus0 target 3 lun 0: <HITACHI_, DK23AA-12B, 1.06> disk fixed
sd0: 11509 MB, 24944 cyl, 15 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 23572080 sectors
sd0: sync (100.00ns offset 15), 8-bit (10.000MB/s) transfers
root on sd0a dumps on sd0b
root file system type: ffs