Netra T1-200 debugging (was: Free Ultra2 in Silicon Valley, USA)

mdh mdh_lists at
Tue Nov 4 05:09:01 PST 2008

--- On Tue, 11/4/08, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> From: Mark Linimon <linimon at>
> Subject: Re: Free Ultra2 in Silicon Valley, USA
> To: "Marius Strobl" <marius at>
> Cc: "Mark Linimon" <linimon at>, "mdh" <mdh_lists at>, freebsd-sparc64 at
> Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:57 AM
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 11:30:42PM +0100, Marius Strobl
> wrote:
> > Anyway, the panic message provided isn't enough
> info to even
> > guess what the real cause is.
> I think I have more notes at home (not accessible ATM).
> > I think the easiest way to proceed would be to remove
> the remaining
> > NIC (is there a reason you disabled gem(4) for the
> on-board ones?)
> The kernels that we run are pretty lean; it's possible
> that that
> driver is not included.  Or, are you talking about
> something in the
> hardware setup?
> > and mass storage controller drivers one by one and see
> when the
> > panic goes away.
> Is this something that can be done remotely?  I'm a
> thousand miles
> away from the machines :-)

By the way, I'm pretty sure that there's no ATA controller in these.  Should just be good ole SCSI.  I mention this because I noticed Marius mentioned the ata driver in another message.  

> > That said, my T1 AC200 is running fine and I've
> never seen such a
> > problem with it...
> These things have an add-in card with 4 more ethernet slots
> could the difference in configuration explain things?

That's interesting.  Any chance we could try and boot one (preferably 3 or 4 times just to be certain) with the qfe/qge taken out?  The T1-200 supported a couple of quad gigabit cards (Sun P/Ns 501-6738 and 501-6522) which I've never seen before personally.  

I haven't ever worked with a T1-200 myself.  It does indeed look like an intermediate step, engineering-wise, between two very well-engineered machines (the T1-105 and the V120).  

Marius, I'm curious - the T1-200 has dual-eri interfaces on the mainboard, similar to the V100/V120?  

- mdh


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