2.6 kernel on HyperSPARC
12 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, 50 seconds ago,
Jurij Smakov wrote:
> I've been poking the current sparc32 problems a bit, and managed to come
> up with a kernel which allowed me to dist-upgrade and install KDE (over
> 400 megs worth of packages) successfully on my SS20 machine. Basically,
> I've reverted an old cache coloring patch dating back to November 2004
> , which was introduced to replace a hack , fixing DMA problems on
> Hypersparc machines back then. I believe patch  might be causing
> problems, since I can't remember any kernel including it, which worked
> reliably on sparc32/Hypersparc.
> The new 2.6.16 kernel deb is available at
I just grabbed another SS20 with a pair of ROSS RT626 HyperSPARCs .
Your kernel[*] boots fine but the `sunlance' driver does not work and
soon triggers the following error message:
eth0: Memory error, status 88c3, addr 2d6172
Note that the same kernel with a SuperSPARC 2 (aka. 390Z55) works fine
(and so does it with a 390Z50 as mentioned earlier in this thread).
With the RT626 and the 2.6.16 kernel that's currently available in the
archive[*], the symptoms are quite different. The `sunlance' driver
seems to work fine at first but starts going demented after a single
esp0: SCSI bus reset interrupt
esp0: Resetting scsi bus
(I can see a strange noise coming from the HDD at the same time...)
Joël Bertrand report similar problems not long ago .
Also, I confirm the behavior of previous kernels (2.6.8 and 2.4.27 in
Sarge) that is described in .
Hope this clarifies a bit the current situation...
[*] Just to make sure we talk about the same kernels, here are the SHA1
sums of the packages and kernel images: