amd64/67745: boot fails on compaq presario r3000z
andrew.lankford at verizon.net
Sun Oct 31 08:57:49 PST 2004
>Because it removes code that does something on other machines. No one
>has done a good analysis of why this fixes booting on a few models of
>laptops. Thus we don't understand the consequences of this change.
>-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
On account of the fact that my machine was no longer bootable shortly
after the long awaited kernel module loading improvements (due to
acpi/keyboard driver/whoknowswhat), I've been reluctant to fiddle around
further with Kim's patch. I just noticed though that I never tried
compiling the kernel on any machine with KBDIO_DEBUG set to some high
value (I take it you can do this from buildkernel?). Maybe that would
be useful, provided that the tester doesn't set it to a value high
enough to bring the machine to its knees.
In the end, I suppose some major FreeBSDer will do a keyboard code
overhaul eventually as "atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]" still shows up on my p3
machine boot log. Then everything will be peachy or peachy/much
worse/peachy/much much worse/peachy...
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