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Re: 5000/150 problem ...

To: Michael Engel <>
Subject: Re: 5000/150 problem ...
From: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 19:06:41 +0200
In-reply-to: "Your message of Sat, 29 May 1999 01:31:45 +0200." <>
Hi Michael,

Michael Engel writes:
>Hmmm, funny. I can't get my 5000/150 to work correctly with any kernel I
>tried. It always hangs after the "This is a DECstation 5000/1xx" message.
>I configured the kernel for R4000, of course (and the -N also isn't the
>problem). Perhaps also a buggy PROM version? Which version do you have
>in your 5000/150 ? The 5000/150 I have seems to hang just before calling
>       jal loadmmu
>or on return from the preceding instruction
>       jal prom_init
>in arch/mips/kernel/head.S as the last instruction in prom_init is 
>definitely executed (I inserted a prom_printf there) and the next one in
>loadmmu (hacked another prom_printf in there) isn't - maybe a stack
>problem ?

Maybe you could try my compiled kernel images, see my website.
My kernel produces the following on my /150:

KN04 V2.1k
 3: KN04     DEC      V2.1k    TCF0  ( 32 MB)
                                     (enet: 08-00-2b-26-47-f0)
                                     (SCSI = 7)
>>cnfg 3
 3: KN04     DEC      V2.1k    TCF0  ( 32 MB)
                                     (enet: 08-00-2b-26-47-f0)
                                     (SCSI = 7)
            DEV   PID                VID        REV    SCSI DEV
            ===== ================== ========== ====== ========
            rz0   RZ56     (C) DEC   DEC        0400   DIR
            rz5   RX23     (C) DEC   DEC        0054   DIR

        cache: I( 8 KB), D( 8 KB), S(1024 KB);  Scache line (32 bytes)
        processor revision (3.0)
        mem( 0):  a0000000:a0ffffff  ( 16 MB)
        mem( 1):  a1000000:a1ffffff  ( 16 MB)
>>boot 3/rz0/vmlinuxR4 -- console=ttyS2 single rw
>> NetBSD/pmax Secondary Boot, Revision 1.0
>> (root@mona, Fri Apr 23 08:13:18 EST 1999)
Boot: 3/rz0/vmlinuxR4
Starting at 0x800405cc

This DECstation is a DS5000/1xx
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00000430
Primary instruction cache 8kb, linesize 16 bytes)
Primary data cache 8kb, linesize 16 bytes)
Secondary cache sized at 1024K linesize 32
Linux version 2.2.1 (root@elrond) (gcc version egcs-2.90.27 980315 (egcs-1.0.2 
release)) #2 Sun May 23 11:29:22 MEST 1999
Calibrating delay loop... 49.81 BogoMIPS
Memory: 30820k/32764k available (1080k kernel code, 576k data)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
TURBOchannel rev. 1 at 12.5 MHz (no parity)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Starting kswapd v 1.5
DECstation Z8530 serial driver version 0.03
tty00 at 0xbc100001 (irq = 4) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty01 at 0xbc100009 (irq = 4) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty02 at 0xbc180001 (irq = 4) is a Z85C30 SCC
tty03 at 0xbc180009 (irq = 4) is a Z85C30 SCC
loop: registered device at major 7
SCSI ID 7  Clock 25 MHz CCF=0 Time-Out 167 NCR53C9x(esp236) detected
ESP: Total of 1 ESP hosts found, 1 actually in use.
scsi0 : ESP236
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: DEC       Model: RZ56     (C) DEC  Rev: 0400
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 01 CCS
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
scsi : detected 1 SCSI disk total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1299174 [634 MB] [0.6 GB]
declance.c: v0.008 by Linux Mips DECstation task force
eth0: IOASIC onboard LANCE, addr = 08:00:2b:26:47:f0, irq = 3
Sending BOOTP requests............. timeout
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 (NETBSD partition table, LE, offset 64)
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
request_module[block-major-2]: Root fs not mounted
VFS: Cannot open root device 02:00
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00


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