Subject: Re: The diskless boot saga continues
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/20/1997 20:02:09
[reply-to: set to to tech-kern, i don't think this is an i386-specific issue.]

maximum entropy <> writes:

>Here's one other minor bit of flakiness I experienced.  When booting
>diskless (with any bootblocks, and also with the kernel
>boots, the system starts going multiuser, and then with no apparent
>pattern the system has about a 50% chance of either coming up or
>crashing to the kernel debugger.

>... The crash occurs at _nfs_reply+0x09 (that's from memory so don't
>quote me on it)

I think I'll quote you anyway:).
See PR kern/3579 for source analysis and a patch for this problem.
It works for me.

What's the netmask on this subnet?  Is it non-octet-aligned?