FreeBSD 6.0/alpha estbuild available with limited EISA probing

Wilko Bulte wb at
Sun Sep 25 23:44:55 PDT 2005


Please try a testbuild based on BETA5 that is currently uploading
to ftp-master.  You will soon be able to find it 
in /pub/FreeBSD/releases/alpha/ISO-IMAGES/6.0 on the various ftp mirror

MD5 (6.0-BETA5-EISA-bootonly.iso) = 71b32e9c03e972f53c5d1e879b9b3b65

I have boot tested it on a DS10 but I do not have any EISA equipped
Alpha boxes so I am really curious if Bernd's (ticso) suggestion
works for your machine model.


On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 06:34:18PM +0000, Wilko Bulte wrote..
> wilko       2005-09-25 18:34:18 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:        (Branch: RELENG_6)
>     sys/alpha/conf       GENERIC 
>   Log:
>   Try to avoid crashes during kernel startup by limiting the # of EISA
>   slots to probe.  Problems have been reported in this area, lets hope
>   this  bandaid helps.
>           !! Owners of EISA-equipped Alpha machines are requested to at least
>           !! boot-test a 6-BETA build and report back to the Alpha list. Thanks!
>   Approved by: re (scottl)
>   Suggested by: ticso
>   Revision   Changes    Path
>  +3 -0      src/sys/alpha/conf/GENERIC
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