Subject: problems booting 1.4_ALPHA snapshot
To: None <>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/19/1999 12:08:16
The boot blocks end up displaying odd characters on my screen, but can
boot my old kernel on one disk I have.  On the other disk I'm trying
to install 1.4_ALPHA, and it has problems with the kernel, it panics

  panic: uvm_km_suballoc: unable to allocate space in parent map

I took a picture of the screen while it was trying to boot, since
I'm unable to type the bizarre characters (although some just look
like splotches).  It's available at

Hints, suggestions?

The dmesg for the system as it is working now is:
NetBSD 1.3 (LORIEN) #1: Fri Jan  9 03:07:25 CST 1998
real mem = 67108864
avail mem = 57176064
using 1638 buffers containing 6709248 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: MIPS R3000 CPU Rev. 3.0 with MIPS R3010 FPC Rev. 4.0
        L1 cache: 64kb Instruction, 64kb Data.
tc0 at mainbus0: 12.5 MHz clock
asic0 at tc0 slot 3 offset 0x0
le0 at asic0 offset 0xc0000 priority 4: address 08:00:2b:2e:88:ec
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
scc0 at asic0 offset 0x100000 priority 6
scc1 at asic0 offset 0x180000 priority 5
clock0 at asic0 offset 0x200000 priority 0: mc146818 or compatible
asc0 at asic0 offset 0x300000 priority 3: target 7
sfb0 at tc0 slot 0 offset 0x0 (1280x1024x8) (console)
Beginning old-style SCSI device autoconfiguration
rz0 at asc0 drive 0 slave 0 DEC RZ57     (C) DEC rev 5000
rz0: 954MB, 1928 cyl, 15 head, 67 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1954050 sectors
rz1 at asc0 drive 1 slave 0 DEC RZ57     (C) DEC rev 5000
rz1: 954MB, 1928 cyl, 15 head, 67 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1954050 sectors
boot device: rz0
root on rz0a dumps on rz0b
WARNING: clock lost 838 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
root file system type: ffs

Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager