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RE: Yet Closer

Subject: RE: Yet Closer
From: Jeff Coffin <>
Date: 01 May 1999 16:40:54 -0700
> Don't you see anything at all, or does it hang after freeing PROM
> memory? There was a problem with the PROM memory freeing on newer
> PROM's, which Thomas recently solved. I don't think he has uploaded
> a new kernel since then..

>  I can probably upload a new one if this is your problem. 

I think it's something else.  Here's what I get (this is from ralf's
suggestion, didn't quite work for me) :

>> boot vmlinux root=/dev/sdb1 init=/bin/sh
115360+19584+3136+334528+42744d+4248+6368 entry: 0x8bfa8850
PROMLIB: SGI ARCS firmware Version 1 Revision 10
PROMLIB: Total free ram 65839104 bytes (64296K,62MB)
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00002310
Primary instruction cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Primary data cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Linux version 2.2.1 ( (gcc version #519 Mon 9
MC: SGI memory controller Revision 3
R4600/R5000 SCACHE size 512K, linesize 32 bytes.
calculating r4koff... 000dbd55(900437)
zs0: console input
Console: ttyS0 (Zilog8530)
Calibrating delay loop... 179.81 BogoMIPS
Memory: 60908k/196140k available (1172k kernel code, 2208k data)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.                                  
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
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
initialize_kbd: Keyboard reset failed, no ACK
SGI Zilog8530 serial driver version 1.00
Keyboard timeout[2]
Keyboard timeout[2]
tty00 at 0xbfbd9830 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
tty01 at 0xbfbd9838 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
DS1286 Real Time Clock Driver v1.0
streamable misc devices registered (keyb:150, gfx:148)
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0 debug_flags=0x00
           Version 1.25 - 09/Jul/1997, Compiled Mar 29 1999 at 01:13:15
scsi0 : SGI WD93
scsi : 1 host.                                                                  
sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SGI       Model: IBM DORS-32160  D
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST31055N        2
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 4197405 [2049 MB] [2.0 GB]
SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 2069860 [1010 MB] [1.0 GB]
sgiseeq.c: David S. Miller (
eth0: SGI Seeq8003 08:00:69:0a:43:7c
Sending BOOTP requests.... OK
IP-Config: Got BOOTP answer from, my address is
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing prom memory: 0k freed
Freeing unused kernel memory: 52k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.


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