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Re: buildd macs, was Re: [buildd] Etch?

On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 06:18:14PM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > Not sure the RTC ever worked, but the serial drivers used to.
> > I've tried a few different approaches to debugging this, like reverting
> > changes made to the mac68k ancestors, comparing it to the CUDA ADB driver,
> > adding overflow checks and tracking stack-based struct pointers, but it is
> > slow going. I'll probably try capturing some ADB traffic. And stare at the
> > code more.
> >
> > It appears that there is no way to collect a crash dump on this arch :-(
> Not at this early stage in booting. You'd really need to delay ADB init
> until after syslogd starting :-) Dumping state information from the ADB in
> handler is what I did to figure out what happened. Have fun :-)

Isn't it possible to get the serial port to work before ADB and then to
use a serial console or so? You could at least catch a panic that way,
plus whatever other debugging printk() output you want to send out.

Or am I missing some crucial bit here?

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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