new interrupt code: panic when going multiuser

Lukas Ertl l.ertl at
Tue Nov 4 07:49:30 PST 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, John Baldwin wrote:

> On 04-Nov-2003 Lukas Ertl wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Lukas Ertl wrote:
> >
> >> I somehow can't get at a good vmcore :-(.  But I found out that the
> >> machine boots fine in "Safe Mode", where DMA and hw.ata.wc is turned off.
> >
> > Ok, if I set hw.ata.ata_dma=0 in loader.conf, it boots fine.  Could there
> > be some issue with ATAng + new interrupt code?
> Can you provide a dmesg please?  There may be a weird issue with
> some PPro's for example that I haven't been able to test.

Sorry for the noise, I think I found the problem: I had to put "options
SMP" and "device apic" into the kernel, now everythings seems to run fine.
I thought they were only needed for SMP kernels, that's at least what
the comment in GENERIC says...  If you still want the dmesg, I can send it
to you.


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