sparc64/108757: [rtc] can't boot if rtc stuffed,
no means of recovery
linimon at lonesome.com
Mon Dec 31 07:40:03 PST 2007
The following reply was made to PR sparc64/108757; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: linimon at lonesome.com (Mark Linimon)
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: sparc64/108757: [rtc] can't boot if rtc stuffed, no means of recovery
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 09:36:52 -0600
----- Forwarded message from Andrew Grillet <andrew at grillet.co.uk> -----
The description was wrong: however there was a problem more
serious than I reported: A perfectly good RTC was incorrectly
producing an error message reporting it as faulty to the
extent that FreeBSD failed to install.
I believe from circumstantial evidence (that may be entirely
wrong) that this was a side effect of a "64-bit integer" related
issue where 32 bits a written and 64 read.
I believe the correct thing would be to label it as unreproduceable.
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