amd64/67745: boot fails on compaq presario r3000z

Neil Short neshort at
Sun Oct 31 20:18:39 PST 2004

Understandable. From my (and several other people's -
who have this equipment) perspective, it is
really-really hard to install when you have to hack
the installable CD first - and try to remember to swap
kernels at the end of the install - and not
accidentally replace it with the wrong one - and
before the first boot.


--- Andrew Lankford <andrew.lankford at>

>  >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
> 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...
> Andrew Lankford

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