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Bug#433187: Installing Debian on Ultrasparc III machines

Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 12:10:26AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
>>> kernel which works well - at least on out US III machine. We've applied
>>> 179c85ea53bef807621f335767e41e23f86f01df to make sure that the system
>>> doesn't create unkillable processes anymore if you use the libc6 from
>>> _lenny_.
>> BTW, lebrun.d.o, also an USIII, running 2.6.23-rc6 plus the aforementioned
>> patch still created unkillable dpkg-query processes.
> BTW, I got around to changing the input/output-device on lebrun today,
> so I'll be able to get register dumps in case it goes dead.

I'm not sure if those problems are related :) The register dumps would
be needed if the kernel fails to initialize the CPU (as in: try to boot
a non-SMP kernel on lebrun - but I guess that works well in lebrun's
case). See #440720

I find it interesting though, that the machine is still accessible - but
probably this was just the same here and I should have been a bit
patient for half an hour or so.

Unfortunately the machine didn;t want to boot the kernel I've build with
a lot of debug stuff included.... I'll give this another try when I have
some spare time.

Bernd Zeimetz
<bernd@bzed.de>                         <http://bzed.de/>

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