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Re: Remote kernel debugging an Amiga; was: "BUG: soft lockup" on A1200

Hi Christian,

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 8:23 PM Christian T. Steigies <cts@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 05:29:53PM +0100, Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) wrote:
> > I'm happy to share more details over the AmigaOS setup, the download
> > scripts we used, the reset-script using RPi GPIO, etc, but given the task
> > we had at hand, they are as super minimal, and as sketchy and makeshift as
> > you might expect... :) Just ask.
> >
> > Sorry for the long mail...
> Oh no, thanks for the interesting story. I never managed to get the network
> running in AOS, so I guess I did the same as Geert:
> I don't remember if there were driver floppies for the Ariadne2 or not.
> Is there a free AOS network driver?  An AOS ext2 driver would be nice, too,

My Ariadne (1, not 2) came with a SANA-II driver floppy.
Just found https://github.com/obarthel/amiga-sana-ii-tftpclient
If you find the Ariadne2 SANA-II driver, that should allow you to use tftp.

BTW, I still have AmiTCP on the AmigaOS side.  Never tried tftp with that.

> then we could use just the regular /boot partition.
> Can't you use the serial connection to the RasPi to transfer files to the
> Amiga, too?

Sure. But it will be slooooooooooooow...
It will make you long for tunneling TFTP through SSH from a remote board
in Japan (been there, done that ;-)

> I have a bag of 100MB IDE-flash disks lying around, time to make use of them
> and turn on the A2k again... maybe somebody has already built a Zorro card
> where we can mount a RasPi as a coprocessor, RAM disk, or control board?
> Ah, the possibilities, if only there was more time ;-)

Hey, I wanted to do something similar with a C64, and DMA from a Pi
through the C64 cartridge port ;-)



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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