5.3 cd installation panic

Marius Strobl marius at alchemy.franken.de
Sun Jan 9 05:54:54 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:18:27AM +0800, Cyril Tikhomiroff wrote:
> Hello,
> When i boot a minimal 5.3 installation CD on my Ultra 30 station, i got
> a kernel panic:
> Sun Ultra 30 UPA/PCI (UltraSPARC-II 296MHz), No Keyboard
> OpenBoot 3.11, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #10115596.
> Ethernet address 8:0:20:9a:5a:c, Host ID: 809a5a0c.
> pcib0 dvma: DVMA map: 0xfc000000 to 0xffffffff
> pci0: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib0
> panic: ofw_pci_attach: OF_getprop failed
> cpuid = 0
> Uptime: 1s
> Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort
> I have a PCI sun network card in the box.

The panic is triggered by at least one of the PCI device nodes not
having a "reg" property which isn't expected for PCI devices. This
could be the result of a broken device, connection problems of the
network add-on card but also a bug in the firmware revision you're
using which might make sense to work around if possible. Could you
therefore please check which of the PCI device nodes doesn't have
a "reg" property? To do so enter `show-devs` at the boot monitor
prompt. You will get a list of all device nodes including two PCI
bridges which will look like "/pci at 1f,2000" and "/pci at 1f,4000".
For both of them do `cd <device-path>`, e.g. `cd /pci at 1f,2000`,
followed by a `ls` and the devices on that PCI bus will be listed
(this is a device tree and you can navigate with file-system like
commands). For one of the two PCI busses probably no device will
be listed for the other one it will look like "scsi at 3" etc., please
past this/these list(s). `cd` into each of the PCI devices nodes
with e.g. `cd scsi at 3` and enter `.properties`, you will get a
list of the properties of the device node and their values. At
least one of the PCI device nodes should be missing a "reg"
property. Please paste the whole `.properties` output of this/
these node(s). From the level of a PCI device node you can go
back to the PCI bridge node with a `cd ..`. There's no need to
descend further than the PCI device nodes, i.e. you don't need to
check all of the devices in the Ebus bridge node.


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