Subject: Re: Intel ISP1100 Experiences
To: Al Snell <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/13/2000 10:03:13
On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, Al Snell wrote:

> I now have two Intel ISP1100s humming away in a rack in Fulham. They're
> cool.
> 1) They won't power off with a shutdown -p. Is this anything to do with
> the following comment in dmesg:
> apm0 at mainbus0: Power Management spec V1.1 (BIOS mgmt disabled)
> APM power mgmt engage (device 1)
> : power management disabled (0x10f)
> apm0: A/C state: on
> apm0: battery charge state: no battery
	Silly question - is power management enabled in the BIOS

> 2) How do I force the boot loader to not be confused by the BIOS claiming
> the serial port it's using for redirection is nonexistent? It's not a
> problem that I'm using bot serial ports (one for the BIOS, one for NetBSD)
> right now, but it'd be nice to be more gadget-efficient.
	I think you need to hard code the probe for the first serial port.

> 4) I've got the front panel LEDs working nicely. See
> for a userland
> driver. Who thinks this should be in the kernel? Votes? It'd be nice to
> tie it into the system state a bit better - perhaps init could control the
> LEDs, using the power/fault indicators to show if the machine's booting,
> halted, running, or in single user mode... leaving the two other LEDs for
> userland stuff.

	The sparc port has a simple driver for an LED - it can blink it
	to indicate machine load. It would be nice to have a more general

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