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Challenge S crashes configuring the base system

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Subject: Challenge S crashes configuring the base system
From: "Dani Eichhorn" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 19:57:48 +0200
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I really hope anyone can help me out of this.
I've got a SGI Challenge S 180 MHz. First I did set up NetBsd on it and it
worked fine, but because the lack of software I decided to install Linux.
The installation process didn't cause any troubles, but during the first
boot (and every boot afterwards) the Challenge restarts/crashes during
configuring the base system. This is the output of the boot sequence:

2027520+0+95120 entry: 0x8800246c
PROMLIB: ARC firmware Version 1 Revision 10
CPU revision is: 00002310
FPU revision is: 00002310
Primary instruction cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes.
Primary data cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes.
TLB has 48 entries.
Linux version 2.4.16 (root@nocontrol) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011006 (Debian
lease)) #1 Sun Dec 16 16:38:44 CET 2001
MC: SGI memory controller Revision 3
R4600/R5000 SCACHE size 512K, linesize 32 bytes.
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 00001000 @ 00000000 (reserved)
 memory: 00001000 @ 00001000 (reserved)
 memory: 00207000 @ 08002000 (reserved)
 memory: 00537000 @ 08209000 (usable)
 memory: 000c0000 @ 08740000 (ROM data)
 memory: 07800000 @ 08800000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 65536
zone(0): 65536 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda1
Calibrating system timer... 900000 [180.00 MHz CPU]
zs0: console input
Console: ttyS0 (Zilog8530), 9600 baud
Calibrating delay loop... 179.81 BogoMIPS
Memory: 124104k/128220k available (1732k kernel code, 4116k reserved, 157k
 84k init)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
initialize_kbd: Keyboard reset failed, no ACK
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(ed)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
DS1286 Real Time Clock Driver v1.0
streamable misc devices registered (keyb:150, gfx:148)
block: 128 slots per queue, batch=32
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
sgiseeq.c: David S. Miller (
eth0: SGI Seeq8003 08:00:69:0a:1f:8b
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0 debug_flags=0x00
           Version 1.25 - 09/Jul/1997, Compiled Dec 16 2001 at 16:56:27
scsi0 : SGI WD93
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST15150N
 Rev: 0020
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 8388315 512-byte hdwr sectors (4295 MB)
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
SGI Zilog8530 serial driver version 1.00
tty00 at 0xbfbd9830 (irq = 29) is a Zilog8530
tty01 at 0xbfbd9838 (irq = 29) is a Zilog8530
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing prom memory: 768kb freed
Freeing unused kernel memory: 84k freed
INIT: version 2.84 booting
Activating swap.
Adding Swap: 66280k swap-space (priority -1)
Checking root file system...
fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
/dev/sda1: clean, 7735/502944 files, 46723/1004970 blocks
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.15, 06 Nov 2001 on sd(8,1), internal journal
System time was Fri Apr 19 17:40:52 UTC 2002.
Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
System Clock set. System local time is now Fri Apr 19 17:40:55 UTC 2002.
Calculating module dependencies... done.
Loading modules: sg
Checking all file systems...
fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
Setting kernel variables.
Mounting local filesystems...
nothing was mounted
Running 0dns-down to make sure resolv.conf is ok...done.
Cleaning: /etc/network/ifstate.
Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
Configuring network interfaces: done.

Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
System Clock set. Local time: Fri Apr 19 17:41:05 UTC 2002

Cleaning: /tmp /var/lock /var/run.
Initializing random number generator... done.
Recovering nvi editor sessions... done.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
Starting system log daemon: syslogd.
Starting kernel log daemon: klogd.
Starting internet superserver: inetd.
Starting deferred execution scheduler: atd.
Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.
Configuring the base system...

Can you help me? What exactly is happening at this last boot point? You can
hear the disk working for a few seconds after the last point appears, but
then the serial console clears and a new boot sequence is started.

Thank you
Dani Eichhorn
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