Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
almarrie at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 09:03:11 UTC 2007
On 2/7/07, Hans Petter Selasky <hselasky at c2i.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 February 2007 16:38, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Tuesday 06 February 2007 06:17, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have some problems with a HP pavillion dv2000 laptop. I need to use the
> > > following hint to make it work:
> > >
> > > hint.apic.0.disabled="1"
> > >
> > > I have currently tested it with FreeSBIE 2.0 (FreeBSD 6.2) and it freezes
> > > after the kernel has loaded. I tried to break into the debugger, but with
> > > no success.
> > What if you do 'kern.smp.disabled=1' but leave APIC enabled? Also, does it
> > work ok if you disable just ACPI? (Does it use APIC in that case, some
> > machines don't.)
> I downloaded the following image, hence it has KDB built in:
> I've tried with and without SMP and it is the same.
> If I disable ACPI, then I get a "trap 9: general protection fault while in
> kernel mode" just after that "nve0" has been initialized.
> Instruction pointer: 0x70:0xffff
> stack pointer: 0x28:0xfd0
> frame pointer: 0x28:0xf65
> current process = 0 (swapper)
> When I type in "show intrcnt" in the debugger everything looks ok to me. No
> extremely high interrupt counts.
> What I can add to the description of this laptop is that it has Windows XP
> installed on the HDD. And not long ago it didn't want to boot anymore, so I
> had to do a "destructive system recovery". I've also noticed that if I don't
> use the "ESC" key during boot, to get the boot-selection menu, but just let
> the system auto-boot, many times the FreeBSD 7.0 ISO CD will fail with a
> corrupt symbol table, when it is loading the kernel. I don't believe it. Can
> it be that something resistant has attached to some interrupt vectors? Is
> there an easy way I can find out what is using up all the CPU from the
> debugger. I tried "ps", but it doesn't show the CPU usage per thread.
Could you disable the nve card in the bios? I see same report from a
Toshiba user regarding the nve ethernet card.
-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
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