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Re: Help supporting Debian on a Kurobox

Hi, Sven.

On Aug 22 2008, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 09:14:04AM -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > Since this is my first incursion into the embedded arena, I would welcome
> > any help (and, BTW, learn and collaborate with the emdebian project with my
> > own packages).
> > 
> > It seems to me that a special kernel should be compiled, that special
> > devices should be created (apparently, the current udev/kernels don't
> > create the necessary devices needed so that the device doesn't shuts down
> > automatically) and that some daemons specific to the kurobox (and variants)
> > should be packaged.
> Can you get access to the dmesg output of this board, or otherwise can
> tell us what cpu is used inside ?

Sure, the dmesg is attached here.

> Also i suppose it uses uboot or another similar bootloader, debian
> currently has no support for this, but there is some basic uboot support
> for arm based devices, didn't follow this lately.

Yes, it seems to be able to boot with uboot, yes. But it needs some
packages specific to the kurobox (and other Linkstation boxes), like the
heartbeat daemon that I mentioned on the earlier message. Some init scripts
also seem to be needed.

> Please forward this mail to the list, since i am being censored and
> can't post directly.

No problems (you still can't post to the lists?). Anyway, even if you can't
post, please, keep the Cc'ies, please.

Regards, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@{mackenzie,ime.usp}.br : GPG key 1024D/7C2CAEB8
http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito : http://meusite.mackenzie.com.br/rbrito
Projects: algorithms.berlios.de : lame.sf.net : vrms.alioth.debian.org
Memory BAT mapping: BAT2=64Mb, BAT3=0Mb, residual: 0Mb
Linux version 2.4.17_kuro-box (root@toda_dev.melcoinc.co.jp) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release/MontaVista)) #2 2004ǯ 3·î 18Æü ÌÚÍËÆü 11:39:47 JST
On node 0 totalpages: 16384
zone(0): 16384 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1
OpenPIC Version 1.2 (1 CPUs and 139 IRQ sources) at 80040000
decrementer frequency = 24.362848 MHz 
rtc sec count 1219405372
Calibrating delay loop... 129.84 BogoMIPS
Memory: 60532k available (1124k kernel code, 520k data, 188k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Disabling the Out Of Memory Killer
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
BUFFALO INC. RTC driver ver 1.00
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x80004600 (irq = 138) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x80004500 (irq = 137) is a 16550A
block: 128 slots per queue, batch=32
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 10000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
CMD680: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 60
CMD680: chipset revision 2
CMD680: 100% native mode on irq 17
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbffed0-0xbffed7, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xbffed8-0xbffedf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
hda: HDS722516VLAT20, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0xbffef8-0xbffeff,0xbffef6 on irq 17
hda: 321672960 sectors (164697 MB) w/1794KiB Cache, CHS=20023/255/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre9 (Nov 6, 2001)
tulip0:  MII transceiver #1 config 3100 status 7849 advertising 05e1.
eth0: ADMtek Comet rev 17 at 0xbfff00, 00:07:40:FB:20:D7, IRQ 16.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: AppleTalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 2077k freed
Boot from /dev/hda1.
EXT2-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Boot from /dev/hda1.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
change_root: old root has d_count=2
Trying to unmount old root ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 188k init
Adding Swap: 257032k swap-space (priority -1)
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,3), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc503a000, IRQ 19
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0e.0, NEC Corporation USB
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc503c000, IRQ 19
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0e.1, NEC Corporation USB (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
hcd.c: ehci-hcd @ 00:0e.2, PCI device 1033:00e0 (NEC Corporation)
hcd.c: irq 19, pci mem c5044f00
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
ehci-hcd.c: USB 2.0 support enabled, EHCI rev 1. 0
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 5 ports detected
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: v0.11: USB Printer Device Class driver

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