Subject: writing hanging system
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kent Vander Velden <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/09/1997 17:38:11
  I have installed netbsd 1.2 on a 2100 and discovered that the serial
console does not work.  Configuring and compiling a new kernel with 1.2
source will only get me a "dc0 at mainbus0" (or something similar)
message and then look up if tty(3) is enable.  So, I compile a kernel
with current sources and while this new kernel allows me to use serial
consoles, it will lock up whenever I write a file of any noticeable size.
Another person on about January 3rd also mentioned this problem but no
suggestions appear to have been posted to this list.  It may be worth
making the point clear that while I have a current kernel I still have 1.2
binaries on this machine.

  Is there a cure that would allow me to use both the serial console
only and be able to create files while continuing to use netbsd on this
machine? Guess for the time being I will leave the serial console
disconnected but because of the configuration of this machine room it
would be real nice to have strictly serial consoles.


Kent Vander Velden