problems booting recompiled 5.4-kernel (Was: amd64 does not see
all 4 GB RAM on tyan GT24)
jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 10 13:12:42 PST 2005
On Thursday 10 November 2005 11:47 am, Sean McNeil wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 11:11 -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Wednesday 09 November 2005 04:12 pm, Sean McNeil wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 16:04 -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday 09 November 2005 02:47 pm, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> > > > > # jhb at freebsd.org / 2005-11-09 10:22:07 -0500:
> > > > > > On Wednesday 09 November 2005 04:22 am, Claus Guttesen wrote:
> > > > > > > I tried FreeBSD 6.0 a few days ago and I seem to recall that
> > > > > > > the above mentioned line is not needed in FreeBSD 6.0, but my
> > > > > > > (own) memory is probably corrupt :-)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > That's correct.
> > > > >
> > > > > EAMBIGUOUS.
> > > > >
> > > > > Which part is correct? "mentioned line is not needed in FreeBSD
> > > > > 6.0" or "my (own) memory is probably corrupt"?
> > > >
> > > > You don't need atpic on 6.0.
> > >
> > > Not true. My Athlon 2x Gigabyte K8 Triton (GA-K8NSC-939) requires
> > > atpic or it will not boot. This is an nVidia nForce3-Pro250 board.
> > You need to post a problem report about it then since we are probably
> > going to remove atpic in 7.0. When atpic was taken out of GENERIC in
> > HEAD recently no one said it broke for them. What problems do you see
> > with atpic taken out on 6.0?
> Again, not true. When it was asked in email subject
> Re: [PATCH] remove 'device atpic'
> I responded at that time with:
> On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 10:40 -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Wednesday 19 October 2005 05:28 pm, Sean McNeil wrote:
> > > Just recently fried my MSI MB and got a new one with an Athlon 64x2.
> > > The following setup still requires the 'device atpic' or it will
> > > with an unknown/reserved trap of 30:
> > >
> > > GigaByte K8 Triton Series GA-K8NSC-939 BIOS rev. F5
> > > AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 3800+
> > >
> > > It works perfectly fine as a single core without the atpic device
> and as
> > > a dual-cpu with the atpic device. This board has the nForce3 250Gb
> > > chipset.
> > What version(s) of FreeBSD does it fail on?
> This was/is 6-current RC1.
Ok, can you get a stack trace? The only time I've seen these recently was
when the 8259A wasn't truly shut down correctly during boot and it fired an
interrupt before it was shut up. Hmm, I thought Peter had added some hack
code to just shut the 8259As up during boot, but now I can't find it. Ah,
it's earlier in that function. It might be that his hack is incomplete as it
assumes the 8259As are in a certain state, and if they aren't then his hack
won't work. I'll try to flesh it out some more.
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