Bug#400372: dpkg randomly craches on Sparc32 running HyperSPARC processor
Jurij Smakov a écrit :
Sorry, I cannot reproduce the behavior you are describing. I have a
SS20 box, running sid with Debian's linux-image-2.6.18-3-sparc32
(version 2.6.18-6) kernel:
I don't try with debian package, only with official linux kernel. I
have tested the 2.6.19 but sunlance doesn't work for me in a SS20 that
runs with two sunlance (eth0/1)and one hme (eth2) interfaces... I don't
know the difference between the debian and official kernels.
debian:~# uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.18-3-sparc32 #1 Fri Nov 24 16:10:16 GMT 2006 sparc GNU/Linux
debian:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.18-3-sparc32 (Debian 2.6.18-6) (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-20)) #1 Fri Nov
24 16:10:16 GMT 2006
debian:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : ROSS HyperSparc RT625 or RT626
fpu : ROSS HyperSparc combined IU/FPU
promlib : Version 3 Revision 2
prom : 2.25
type : sun4m
ncpus probed : 2
ncpus active : 1
CPU0Bogo : 133.12
CPU0ClkTck : 133000000
MMU type : ROSS HyperSparc
contexts : 4096
nocache total : 2252800
nocache used : 492800
To stress-test dpkg I've just ran 'apt-get install kde' on an unstable
system. That a pretty big update:
Is your kernel SMP ? Do you use HIGHMEM ?
0 upgraded, 400 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 242MB of archives.
After unpacking 678MB of additional disk space will be used.
and it completed without any problems. I also do not recall having any
problems with dpkg recently.
What OBP version do you have in these machines?
I have a 2.25 from Sun in one, a 2.25R from ROSS in another one and a
2.25W (?) from an HyperSTATION in the third one. Tested modules are
single and dual RT-626 with a VSIMM (4 and 8MB) and 448 MB. I think it
is not an hardware trouble because all configurations I have tried
return exactly the same error. Hardware of the main station I use for
tests are validated with Solaris9 and without any trouble during several
days (but I cannot use three or four CPU with Solaris9 without having
"Watchdog reset!", all combinaisons with more than two CPU are not
stable. Same results on the three stations. If I have time, I shall try
to install a Solaris 2.7...).
ISTR that to run
latest HyperSPARC CPUs from Ross you need either 2.25 from Sun, or
2.25R from Ross. If you are running anything lower, I suggest you try
to upgrade your firmware, see http://www.sunshack.org/data/bootroms.html
Maybe this trouble is related to the trouble I see with two
SuperSPARC's (Oops in readv_pipe). I don't know...