Subject: Serial Console DS2100?
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy C. McDermond <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/25/1996 14:18:58
I finally got around to playing with my DS2100 after it was shipped to Honolulu
from Oregon.  Unfortunately, the wonderful movers crashed the heads on the 
SCSI drive, and broke the B&W console I had.  I have replaced the disk, and
am trying to load a new distribution on it with a serial console.  I have
succesfully made a new miniroot for myself off of the snapshot on, compiled a pmax cross-disklabel for a NetBSD/i386 box
(if anyone is interested, I can send you the code), labeled, and bootblocked
the disk.  The machine is acting fine until the kernel gets to:

Autoconfiguration done, spl back to 0x0

Then the kernel just hangs.  Has anyone else encountered this?  Is the serial
console code still broken?

I've traced through the code, and it appears as though the serial console *IS*
being configured correctly, and the machine is hanging in spl0() is supposed
to enable interrupts.  I'm at my wits end, anyone else have any ideas?

Jeremy C. McDermond
Xenotropic Imaging Systems
"Stupidity is like Nuclear Power; It can be used for good or evil...
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