Subject: Re: no symbols found for 1.4_ALPHA?
To: Michael L. Hitch <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/05/1999 09:16:52
"Michael L. Hitch" wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Apr 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> > 
> > A 1.4_ALPHA kernel from this morning's sup says that it cant find
> > either a.out or ELF symbols.  That's using bootblocks from mid-March,
> > which do successfully find a.out symbols from a 1.3K aout-format kernel
> > (again from mid-March).
>   I hadn't noticed the missing symbols, but I've been running somewhat
> older kernels until yesterday.  My current GENERIC kernel built from
> yesterday's (or perhaps Friday's) sources doesn't appear to have any DDB
> symbols either.

>From my 1.4 ALPHA machine:

	>> NetBSD/pmax Secondary Boot, Revision 1.0
	>> (root@mona, Sun Apr  4 02:37:28 EST 1999)
	Boot: 3/rz0/netbsd
	1433720+58912+256580 [89+67408+54661]=0x1ca054
	Starting at 0x80030000

	[ preserving 122736 bytes of netbsd ELF symbol table ]
	mcclock: iters 24627 computed MHz 60, instrs per usec=27
	Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

-current and 1.4 a.out _should_ be backwards compatilble with previous
bootblocks.  ELF will only work with bootinfo capable bootblocks (ie
about 25th March).  Can you try either -current or 1.4 ALPHA bootblocks?
The official line will be that you need these for 1.4 anyways (and
_will_ need them to disk boot a RAMDISK kernel).

For 1.4, should we remove the mcclock debug?