John D. Baker | 22 Apr 16:45 2014

update (-u) builds vs. copying read-only files

While updating a build (unprivileged) that includes the "iso-image"
target, I saw the following:

[...]
Copying /d0/build/current/DEST/macppc/usr/mdec/ofwboot.xcf to
/d0/build/current/obj/macppc/distrib/macppc/cdroms/installcd/cdrom ...
cp: /d0/build/current/obj/macppc/distrib/macppc/cdroms/installcd/cdrom/ofwboot.xcf:
Permission denied
[...]

The directory in question:

$ ls -laF /d0/build/current/obj/macppc/distrib/macppc/cdroms/installcd/cdrom/
total 5112
drwxrwxr-x  3 sysop  wsrc      512 Apr 21 15:32 ./
drwxrwxr-x  3 sysop  wsrc      512 Apr 21 15:32 ../
drwxr-xr-x  4 sysop  wsrc      512 Apr 22 07:46 macppc/
-rw-rw-r--  1 sysop  wsrc  2509068 Apr 22 07:54 netbsd
-r--r--r--  1 sysop  wsrc    70642 Apr 21 15:32 ofwboot.xcf

Since the previously-installed file is installed with mode "444", one
cannot overwrite it.  Using 'cp -f' fixes the problem.

+Index: distrib/common/Makefile.bootcd
+===================================================================
+RCS file: /cvsroot/src/distrib/common/Makefile.bootcd,v
+retrieving revision 1.24
+diff -u -p -r1.24 Makefile.bootcd
+--- distrib/common/Makefile.bootcd      15 Feb 2014 09:43:02 -0000      1.24
++++ distrib/common/Makefile.bootcd      22 Apr 2014 14:02:49 -0000
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Phileas Fogg | 10 Apr 10:48 2014
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Re: installing on a g5

On 04/10/2014 01:18 AM, Christian Groessler wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 04/06/14 09:04, Phileas Fogg wrote:
>>
>> here is the promised howto for booting NetBSD HEAD on G5.
>>
>> 1. Check out source
>
> Done.
>
>> 2. Apply my patches
>
>
> Done.
>
>
>> 3. Build toolchain
>
> Done.
>
>
>> 4. Build ramdisk kernel
>> ls -l sys/arch/macppc/conf/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
>>   ./build.sh -U -j4 -m macppc kernel=POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
>> ls -l sys/arch/macppc/compile/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD/netbsd
>
>
> Done. But the kernel is in sys/arch/macppc/compile/obj/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD:
>
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Phileas Fogg | 10 Apr 10:30 2014
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Re: installing on a g5

On 04/10/2014 01:18 AM, Christian Groessler wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 04/06/14 09:04, Phileas Fogg wrote:
>>
>> here is the promised howto for booting NetBSD HEAD on G5.
>>
>> 1. Check out source
>
> Done.
>
>> 2. Apply my patches
>
>
> Done.
>
>
>> 3. Build toolchain
>
> Done.
>
>
>> 4. Build ramdisk kernel
>> ls -l sys/arch/macppc/conf/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
>>   ./build.sh -U -j4 -m macppc kernel=POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
>> ls -l sys/arch/macppc/compile/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD/netbsd
>
>
> Done. But the kernel is in sys/arch/macppc/compile/obj/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD:
>
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Rich Neswold | 26 Mar 18:46 2014
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Re: NetBSD under VM - ntpd doesn't do the job

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Donald Lee <MacPPC2 <at> c.icompute.com> wrote:
> Not a PPC problem, but I wonder if anyone knows....
>
> Are there any options in NetBSD that will make the clock behave better
> when the maching is a VM? I'm running an x86 NetBSD 6 VM and it runs
> fine, but the clock drifts pretty badly.
>
> Linux's clock is rock solid as a VM. I have read that the difference is
> that linux handles the HW clock in a "VM-friendly" way.
>
> What are my options for NetBSD?

I'm running NetBSD in VMWare on a Mac. VMWare has an option where the
VM clock is sync'ed with the host clock (which, in turn, is updated
with OSX's ntpd.) Don't know if such a thing is possible with
commercial "cloud" VMs.

--

-- 
Rich

John D. Baker | 23 Mar 03:10 2014

observations with "HAVE_GCC=48"

Following some recent commits, a release build completes without
problems when using gcc 4.8.3.

Runtime is another matter.

'ofwboot.xcf' built with gcc 4.8.3 incurs:

   DEFAULT CATCH!,  code=300 at    %SRR0: 00e0e714    %SRR1: 00083030

Attempting to boot anything else afterwards without resetting results in:

   CLAIM failed

Following reset, booting with gcc-4.5.4-built 'ofwboot.xcf' works,
but a gcc-4.8.3-built GENERIC kernel panics with:

   No ADB support present, assuming USB keyboard
   mem region 0 start=0 size=20000000
   mem region 1 start=20000000 size=20000000
   mem region 2 start=40000000 size=20000000
   mem region 3 start=60000000 size=20000000
   avail region 0 start=0xc000 size=0xdf4000
   avail region 1 start=0xe1b000 size=0x7ede5000
   panic: pmap_steal_memory: no appropriate memory to steal!
   Stopped in pid 0.1 (system) at  netbsd:vpanic+0x13c:     or     r3, r29, r29
   0x656eade0: at panic+0x4c
   0x656eae20: at pmap_steal_memory+0x18c
   0x656eae50: at uvm_page_init+0x134
   0x656eaea0: at uvm_init+0x44
   0x656eaec0: at main+0x5c
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Christian Groessler | 13 Mar 00:03 2014

installing on a g5

Hi,

I'm trying to install -current on a dual PowerMac G5 which was recently 
given to me.

ofwboot.xcf seems to crash before it starts to load the kernel. I found 
a similar problem
in the archives 
(http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-macppc/2009/09/27/msg000876.html)
but there was no response to this message.

I've tried the latest ofwboot.xcf as well as older ones lying around 
over here, but I always
get the same crash, which is described in the message cited above. For 
the different
ofwboot.xcfs the SRR0 values are slightly different which I interpret as 
the crash address.

http://www.netbsd.org/ports/macppc/models.html cites G5 PowerMacs as 
being supported,
so what is wrong?

Am I missing a OF setting I need to make or something?

regards,
chris

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scole_mail | 12 Feb 18:45 2014
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powermac 7200/ppc 601 dmesg and video

I'm getting close to having patches ready for Powermac 7200/PPC601.
I've gotten it to boot multi-user through serial console (dmesg
below).

I'm still having issues though trying to get video.  Is there an
output-device in openfirmware that can be used?

0 > devalias

vci0                /chaos <at> F0000000
pci1                /bandit <at> F2000000
pci2                /bandit <at> F4000000
fd                  /bandit/gc/swim3
kbd                 /bandit/gc/via-cuda/adb/keyboard
ttya                /bandit/gc/escc/ch-a
ttyb                /bandit/gc/escc/ch-b
enet                /bandit/gc/mace
scsi                /bandit/gc/53c94
scsi-int            /bandit/gc/mesh

0 > dev /  ok
0 > ls   

FF828F80: /PowerPC,601 <at> 0
FF829898: /chosen <at> 0
FF8299C8: /memory <at> 0
FF829B10: /openprom <at> 0
FF829BD0: /AAPL,ROM <at> FFC00000
FF829DE8: /options <at> 0
FF82A288: /aliases <at> 0
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Joshua Krämer | 10 Feb 19:47 2014
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startx fails on Clamshell iBook with wsfb

Hello,

I'm trying to setup Xorg on my Clamshell iBook (300 MHz).  It has an
ATI Rage Mobility AGP card (4 MB).

# pcictl pci0 list
000:11:0: Apple Computer UniNorth AGP Interface (host bridge)
000:16:0: ATI Technologies Rage L Mobility (VGA display, revision 0x64)

# uname -a
NetBSD Klapprechner2 6.1.3 NetBSD 6.1.3 (GENERIC) macppc

"X -configure" fails with "No devices to configure. Configuration
failed."

I have created the following /etc/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI Rage Mobility"
    Driver      "wsfb"
EndSection

Then, "X -config /etc/xorg.conf" works.  It shows the black/white
background with a movable cursor.

However, "startx" doesn't work.  The screen becomes black for a second,
then I'm thrown back to the console without an error message.

# < /var/log/Xorg.0.log grep WW
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
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