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Re: No SRM console on reboot?

On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 04:54:09PM +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-08 10:43:51 -0500, Jay Estabrook <Jay.Estabrook@hp.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 01:47:40PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
> > >  Lately when I shutdown or reboot my etch installation on my multia, it
> > > doesn't take me back to the SRM console like it used to. Instead, I get
> > > this:
> [...]
> > >    And I have to power down and totally restart the system. I don't
> > > recall changing anything in SRM that would do this, although I did
> > > remove the monitor and am using only the serial console, but that
> > > shouldn't make a difference, I wouldn't think.
> > 
> > Since the kernel changes the PCI bus and controller settings from what
> > SRM set, it attempts to save the original settings and restore them
> > when gracefully (non-crash) shutting down. If it doesn't get it right,
> > ie doesn't restore everything necessary, this problem could happen.
> IIRC, 2.4.x did do that, but the code was removed in the early 2.6.x
> timeframe. I didn't check, but was it added again?


There IS such code in SOME of the core-logic support, but unfortunately,
you're right about the LCA support - it does NOT have that stuff...

Since I'd been doing most of my work in TITAN/TSUNAMI/T2 recently, I
was deluded into thinking it was throughout... :-(

Sorry; I'll see what it might take...


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - XC I & B
Hewlett-Packard Company - ZKO1-3/D-B.8     (603) 884-0301
110 Spit Brook Road, Nashua NH 03062       Jay.Estabrook@hp.com

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