Subject: Re: trouble installing NetBSD 2.0 on NEC MobilePro 780
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: Andrew L. Gould <>
List: port-hpcmips
Date: 01/09/2005 08:26:52
On Thursday 30 December 2004 04:18 pm, Matthew Orgass wrote:
>   It might, although it could easily be something else.  The problem
> in the PR is that low priority interrupts are enabled while high
> priority interrupts are being processed, which could cause all sorts
> of odd behavior.  The interrupt code is the same in 1.6.2, but other
> code changes later caused it to be more visible on my Clio 1000,
> usually in the form of hangs although I do recall getting TLB out of
> universe occasionally as well.  The reason it isn't more of a problem
> is because current code has only three priorities in vr_intr: clock,
> soft interrupts, and everything else, and normally interrupt activity
> is not very high on hpcmips machines.
> > I can dig it out and try the patches in the PR if that would help.
>   I would say don't go out of your way to try it since that kind of
> problem can often disappear or reappear with any kernel changes so
> only continued presence would say anything.  A trace from the panic
> is more likely to help identify the problem, but it could be useless
> also.  I put a copy of the second patch (unmangled by the html PR
> display method and with a few other small changes to other files) at:
> Matthew Orgass

A newbie question:

 I have NetBSD 2.0 Release for x86 running on a PC for cross-compiling.  
How do I apply the patch? (Another task I've never done.)


Andrew Gould