[parisc-linux] Bug report

Robert Stickel rstickel@mindspring.com
Fri, 08 Sep 2000 18:54:38 +0000


The good news: We are really excited about the Puffin project.

The bad news: We tried to boot an Apollo 9000/710 on your PA/Linux
Release CD, Version 0.1 - Snapshot 2000/08/04 and never quite got to a
prompt (see transcript below).  Should this be possible or are we

Thanks for any advice,


Transcript of attempt to boot Apollo 9000/710 on Puffin CD.  At the
request_irq(259, c01ec76c, 0x0, asp, c3fcd080)
line the systems hangs.

(c) Copyright.  Hewlett-Packard Company.  1991.
All rights reserved.

PDC ROM rev. 2.0
IODC ROM rev. 2.0
64 MB of memory configured and tested.

Selecting a system to boot.
To stop selection process, press and hold the ESCAPE key.

Selection process stopped.

Searching for Potential Boot Devices.
To terminate search, press and hold the ESCAPE key.

Device Selection      Device Path              Device Type

P0                    scsi.6.0                 MATSHITACD-ROM CR-8005A
P1                    scsi.5.0                 IOMEGA  ZIP 100
P2                    scsi.4.0                 iomega  jaz 1GB
P3                    scsi.3.0                 SEAGATE ST11200N SUN1.05
P4                    scsi.2.0                 SEAGATE ST31230N
P5                    scsi.1.0                 IBM     0662

b)    Boot from specified device
s)    Search for bootable devices
a)    Enter Boot Administration mode
x)    Exit and continue boot sequence
?)    Help

Select from menu: a
----------------------------- Hardware Configuration

Machine model: 9000/710

Processor Frequency        = 50000000 Hz
I/O Subsystem Frequency    = 25000000 Hz

LAN Jumper Status: Internal ThinLAN Port selected

Processor Revision                  = 3
System Controller Revision          = 0
Floating Point Coprocessor Revision = 3

Hardware Version            12288     (0x00003000)
Software Version             1153     (0x00000481)

BOOT_ADMIN> boot alt

Trying scsi.6.0
Boot path initialized.
Attempting to load IPL.

Hard booted.
palo ipl bame@noam Fri Aug  4 18:36:35 MDT 2000
0/vmlinux 2349352 bytes @ 0x6e8800
0/palo-cmdline '0/vmlinux TERM=linux HOME=/ root=/dev/scd0'
Kernel: partition 0 file /vmlinux
ELF32 executable

Entry 00100000 first 00100000 n 4
Segment 0 load 00100000 size 1511580 mediaptr 0x1000
Segment 1 load 00272000 size 132368 mediaptr 0x173000
Segment 2 load 00294000 size 86880 mediaptr 0x194000
Segment 3 load 002ac000 size 8192 mediaptr 0x1aa000
branching to kernel entry point 0x00100000
pdc_cons registered !
The Kernel has started...
Free memory starts at: 0xc02dc000
PALO command line: 'TERM=linux HOME=/ root=/dev/scd0'
PALO initrd 0-0
FP CCR was 0x0, will be set to 0xc0
model   00003000 00000481 00000000 00000000 78243572 00000000 00000004
0000000d 00000000
vers    00000003
CPUID vers 0 rev 0
CPU(s): 1 x PA7000 at 50.000000 MHz
Searching for devices in PDC firmware...  an older box...
Found devices:
1. Stinger Optional Graphics (10) at 0xf4000000, versions 0x6, 0x0,
0x77, 0x0, 0x0
2. Bushmaster Core BA (11) at 0xf082f000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x70, 0x0,
3. Bushmaster Core SCSI (10) at 0xf0825000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x71,
0x0, 0x0
4. Bushmaster Core LAN (802.3) (10) at 0xf0826000, versions 0x6, 0x0,
0x72, 0x0, 0x0
5. Bushmaster Core HIL (10) at 0xf0821000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x73, 0x0,
6. Bushmaster Core RS-232 (10) at 0xf0823000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x75,
0x0, 0x0
7. Bushmaster Core RS-232 (10) at 0xf0822000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x75,
0x0, 0x0
8. Bushmaster Core Centronics (10) at 0xf0824000, versions 0x6, 0x0,
0x74, 0x0, 0x0
9. Bushmaster Audio (10) at 0xf1000000, versions 0x6, 0x0, 0x7a, 0x0,
10. Bushmaster (710) (0) at 0xfffbe000, versions 0x300, 0x0, 0x4, 0x0,
11. Bushmaster (1) at 0xfffbf000, versions 0x16, 0x0, 0x9, 0x0, 0x0
That's a total of 11 devices.
Linux version 2.3.99-pre8 (bame@noam) (gcc version 2.96 20000707
(experimental)) #24 Fri Aug 4 18:27:58 MDT 2000
initrd: 00000000-00000000
On node 0 totalpages: 16384
zone(0): 8192 pages.
zone(1): 8192 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Calibrating delay loop... 46.08 BogoMIPS
Memory: 61380k available
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
kmem_create: Poisoning requested, but con given - bdev_cache
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
kmem_create: Poisoning requested, but con given - inode_cache
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
ASP version 1 at 0xf0800000 found.
request_irq(259, c01ec76c, 0x0, asp, c3fcd080)