Subject: Re: 1.5_ALPHA2 cdhdtape on alpha: panic: startup: cannot allocate VM for buffers
To: None <>
From: Tim Shepard <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/09/2000 18:21:02
Earlier today I said:

> What I'd like is for someone to build a
> NetBSD-1.5_ALPHA2/alpha/installation/cdhdtape
> which includes symbols for the kernel db.

Thanks.  I'm now able to prevent that panic with this hack:

    P00>>>boot -fl d dka0
    (boot dka0. -flags d)
    Boot flags: d
    7769496+250056 [85+208896+123442]=0x7f7470
    Entering netbsd at 0xfffffc00003010c0...
    [ preserving 333328 bytes of netbsd ELF symbol table ]
    Stopped at      cpu_Debugger+0x4:       ret     zero,(ra)
    db> x/x nbuf
    nbuf:   3ffb
    db> write nbuf 0x3ff
    nbuf                0x3ffb =      0x3ff
    db> c
    Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
	The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
    Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
	The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
    NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2 (INSTALL) #0: Fri Sep  8 18:40:49 EDT 2000
    COMPAQ AlphaServer DS20E 500 MHz
    8192 byte page size, 2 processors.
    total memory = 2560 MB
    (2696 KB reserved for PROM, 2557 MB used by NetBSD)
    avail memory = 2364 MB
    using 1023 buffers containing 127 MB of memory

So I'm unstuck now.