Subject: Re: AlphaServer1200 scsi settle wait stalling
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Oliver Pitterling <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/07/2002 08:08:40
Hi Manuel,

The other SCSI bus goes straight into the Hot-Plug Disk Array on the right.
Also, the cable does not appear to allow connection of the cdrom between the
controller and array.

And, yes, the scsibus1 line appears twice on the console.


On 12/7/02 7:12, "Manuel Bouyer" <> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 10:02:02PM -0800, Oliver Pitterling wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I am trying  to use an old DEC Alpha Server 1200 for NetBSD. Actually,
>> the machine was sold as Digital Server 5305 for Windows NT. So, I got
>> rid of the Alphabios, went back to the roots by enabling the SRM
>> console. Then, I got the ISO for NetBSD 1.6 and booted on the CD.
>> All goes well on the console, until:
>> .
>> .
>> .
>> cd0: sync (100.0ns offset 8), 8-bit (10.000MB/s) transfers
>> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
>> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
>> probe (siop2:0:0:0): command timeout
>> THATS IT. The machine appears frozen.
>> I also tried booting without the SCSI Hotplug drives inserted. Same
>> result. However, my CDROM (through which I boot the image) appears
>> SCSI.
>> Any ideas on how to complete the boot process without getting stuck at
>> the timeout?
> This is usually an issue with interrupts not getting delivered.
> Do you have any way to move the CD to the other SCSI busses ?
> If so please check if it appears in the SRM show dev before booting.
> Btw, why do you have
> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
> 2 times ? Or is it a typo and you meant scsibus2 for the second one ?