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Re: port-sparc64/56363: boot: Inode not directory

On Sun, 15 Aug 2021 at 11:30, Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR port-sparc64/56363; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <>
> To: Tobias Nygren <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: port-sparc64/56363: boot: Inode not directory
> Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 12:26:44 +0200
>  On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:16:50PM +0200, Tobias Nygren wrote:
>  > Yes, as far as I know it is the latest & last release. The Netra 240 is
>  > a modern server by NetBSD/sparc64 standards. (dual USIII)
>  Yes, and I'm pretty suprised by the failure mode.
>  It would be good to have a concrete list of troubled firmware versions
>  and their limits and match that in sysinst or something.
>  My v210 boots from 34GB scsi disks.

Is there any way to ensure that the blocks loaded from /ofwboot are at
the end of a partition for testing purposes? Maybe have a some code
create repeated copies of ofwboot until it finds one with a block over
a required limit, then remove the others and use that one?


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