Subject: Re: Help: dhclient on SS4 fails with bus error?
To: John D. Baker <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/01/2001 15:13:16
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 05:11:46PM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
> My brother was recently given a SPARCstation 4 setup and I've been trying
> to help him get NetBSD 1.5 up on it.
> Actually, NetBSD installs and runs just fine.  The only problem is that
> DHCP is absolutely required to get it on his network (cable modem).
> As the Subject: says, when trying to initialize the network via 'dhclient',
> it indicates that it has transmitted the DHCPDISCOVERY packet, etc., and
> then terminates with a bus error.
> (I will have to retrieve log files or switch to serial console to 
> retrieve the exact messages.)
> Configuration of 'le0' manually via ifconfig to a static IP succeeds, but
> I cannot be sure that it (the interface, etc.) works because there is no
> other isolated network to which to attach it.
> Has anyone else experienced this, or a similar problem?  If so, are there
> any clues to getting dhclient to configure 'le0'?

i think it's a bug in NetBSD 1.5. Could you try dhclient from a 1.5.1_BETA2
snapshot ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.