Am I back? Re: kernel fault trying to add atapicam...

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Nov 26 23:12:11 PST 2007

On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 05:35:46PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	Folks (to the whole list, but esp'ly Messes Smith [NL & AU],
> 	I'll believe that my ISDN link is working when/if I see this
> 	echoed from the -questions list.  I was busy rebuilding my 6.2
> 	GENERIC kernel after having added 
> 	^device		atapicam

> 	Lest I stray *too* far OT, I'll share the results of my 3rd 
> 	kernel rebuild on this Dell.   It crapped out; it hung after
> 	printing out the sio0 line.  I had to powercycle and went in by
> 	typing "8" (??) and by hand booting /boot/kernel.old.  I tried
> 	twice more by removing part of the additions to GENERIC.  Same;
> 	the new kernel still hung.

> 	Here are the sizes of the new kernel (with atapicam) and 
> 	the old.
> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7206901 Nov 23 21:00 kernel
> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  4001279 Apr  9  2007 kernel
> 	I realize that drivers can require a lot of space, but not
> 	over 1.2 megs.   Att any rate, the newer kernel hangs.
> 	I will upgrade to the newest 6.2 and try to get the audio
> 	toys functioning.   But does anybody know where I fouled up?

Can you post or mail your kernel config?
I can sed you mine if that helps.

> 	Could it be as simple as Not having done a make clean
> 	before doing a make buildkernel? 

It is recommended to clean out /usr/obj before starting a new build.

> 	I don't burn // copy audio
> 	discs that often and haven't ever copied a DVD; I just want these
> 	new utilities to work.

You could try burncd, which doesn't require the speudo-SCSI stuff. But
I've heard a lot of grumbling about it on the list over the years.

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