cvs commit: src/sys/net if.c

Scott Long scottl at
Sat Sep 25 13:53:38 PDT 2004

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-Sep-24 12:18:07 -0400, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 09:51:31AM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> >> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> >> > Every time it "appears" to be fixed, I can't get any kind of stability
> >> > with SMP, PREEMPTION, and SCHED_ULE; I'm certainly willing to try it
> >> > each time it looks to be fixed.
> >>
> >> Would you please copy me on the reports that you've sent to Julian so I
> >> can track them also?
> >
> >The only way I can get reports other than "it hung, serial DDB and
> >SW_WATCHDOG are no help" is if somehow I gain some kind of real
> >hardware watchdog. :(
> If you have an ISA slot handy, you can trivially generate NMI by
> shorting a pair of opposite pins (from memory the pair closest to the
> rear but I can't quickly verify that).  Unfortunately, raising SERR#
> on a PCI bus appears to require some logic.

Not all PCI bridges are configured to translate an SERR# signal to an NMI.
Some let you configure it in the BIOS, some simply ignore SERR# and
continue merrily on.  Regardless, since the signal is active-low, I would
expect that grounding the pin would be enough.


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