Steve Rikli | 3 Feb 18:17 2007
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Free R5K Indy, ChallengeS board, in Silicon Valley, USA

I haven't run it in a while, so it's time to give away my last Indy
to someone who can put it to use in a good NetBSD home.

Short config:

  Indy IP22/R5000, 150MHz, 256MB RAM, 4GB disk, add-on GIO network
     card (unsuported), 2 extra disks (no sleds)

Full dmesg sorta output is attached.

In addition, I have a ChallengeS daughter board, with 2 SCSI and 1
extra NIC.  I don't believe this is supported yet(?) but I've not
tried it myself.

I'll give the Indy and the ChallS board away separately if no one
wants both; NetBSD developers get first claim as usual.  All I ask
in return is repayment for shipping; local pickups are also fine.

The stuff is located in Silicon Valley, USA; I estimate shipping
inside USA to be ~$30, and YMMV elsewhere.  :)  

Cheers,
sr.
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Stephen M. Rumble | 3 Feb 20:52 2007
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Re: Free R5K Indy, ChallengeS board, in Silicon Valley, USA

Quoting Steve Rikli <sr <at> genyosha.net>:

>   Indy IP22/R5000, 150MHz, 256MB RAM, 4GB disk, add-on GIO network
>      card (unsuported), 2 extra disks (no sleds)

According to your dmesg this is a Set Engineering fast ethernet board.  
It's fully supported in -current and beats the Phobos cards pretty  
handily in the RX end. Hopefully I'll find the time to submit pull-ups  
for the necessary changes so that they make the 4.0 release. It's a  
somewhat rare board, I think, so hopefully somebody will give it a  
nice home.

> In addition, I have a ChallengeS daughter board, with 2 SCSI and 1
> extra NIC.  I don't believe this is supported yet(?) but I've not
> tried it myself.

The SCSI chipset on that board may never grow support. There is no  
documentation and probably very little interest. They're HVD  
interfaces as well, which limits the number of compatible drives  
significantly.

The ethernet interface isn't supported yet either, but should be quite  
easy to get going (the drivers are there, but they probably won't  
attach yet).

Steve

Stephen M. Rumble | 28 Feb 16:13 2007
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4.0 Pullup Testing

Hello everyone,

I'd like to pull up many of my changes from -current to the netbsd-4  
branch for inclusion in the next release. Among them are several  
feature additions and some bug fixes, which I'd very much like to get  
out there. However, I have no hardware at hand to test with at the  
moment.

I've compiled kernels for all machines and placed them at  
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/ .

If anyone has the time to pull down one that they could test (if it  
boots and appears immediately unbroken, it should be sufficient. The  
changes from 4.0 aren't that significant and have been tested in  
-current.), I'd very much appreciate it.

Below are a list of kernels and some of the features included.

Kernels:

ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/GENERIC_IP12
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/GENERIC_IP12.ecoff
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/GENERIC_IP2x
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/GENERIC_IP2x.ecoff
ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/GENERIC_IP3x

Features/Fixes:

- Phobos G100 and G160 support
- Set Engineering GIO Fast Ethernet support
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George Harvey | 2 Mar 00:05 2007

Re: 4.0 Pullup Testing

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:13:18 -0500
"Stephen M. Rumble" <stephen.rumble <at> utoronto.ca> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> 
> I'd like to pull up many of my changes from -current to the netbsd-4  
> branch for inclusion in the next release. Among them are several  
> feature additions and some bug fixes, which I'd very much like to get 
>  out there. However, I have no hardware at hand to test with at the  
> moment.
> 
> I've compiled kernels for all machines and placed them at  
> ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/rumble/4.0/ .
> 
> If anyone has the time to pull down one that they could test (if it  
> boots and appears immediately unbroken, it should be sufficient. The  
> changes from 4.0 aren't that significant and have been tested in  
> -current.), I'd very much appreciate it.

I've got a R5000 Challenge S with a Phobos G130 card. Your IP2x test
kernel boots OK and detects all three Ethernet interfaces. I've run
quick FTP transfer tests on the 2nd 10Mb port (sq1) and on the Phobos
100Mb (tlp0) and they both look good. I've also got a Set 100Mb card
that I'll put in and test at the weekend.

I'll try and dig out my R5000 O2 to test the IP3x kernel as well.

Let me know if you want the dmesg output or any specific tests run.

George
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Stephen M. Rumble | 2 Mar 00:45 2007
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Re: 4.0 Pullup Testing

Quoting George Harvey <fr30 <at> dial.pipex.com>:

> I've got a R5000 Challenge S with a Phobos G130 card. Your IP2x test
> kernel boots OK and detects all three Ethernet interfaces. I've run
> quick FTP transfer tests on the 2nd 10Mb port (sq1) and on the Phobos
> 100Mb (tlp0) and they both look good. I've also got a Set 100Mb card
> that I'll put in and test at the weekend.
>
> I'll try and dig out my R5000 O2 to test the IP3x kernel as well.

My changes shouldn't touch IP3x at all (with the exception of a tiny  
patch to mec(4)). I'm not too concerned about this case, so don't  
worry about it if your machine is not immediately accessible.

> Let me know if you want the dmesg output or any specific tests run.

Nope, I've nothing specific in mind. As I said, the changes aren't big  
and were tested in -current. I'm just making sure that there isn't any  
obvious breakage due to back-porting.

Let me know if the Set Engineering board doesn't work properly. I  
imagine it will be fine.

Much appreciated,
Steve

Thierry Lacoste | 2 Mar 23:11 2007
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is sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso bootable

I'm confused. According to the FAQ 
http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sgimips/faq.html#bootstrapping
"Since NetBSD 3.0 the sgimipscd.iso image is bootable"

I recall having to build my own installation cd but it was before 3.0.

I downloaded and burned sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso
but cannot boot from it.

>> hinv
                   System: IP22
                Processor: 150 Mhz R4400, with FPU
     Primary I-cache size: 16 Kbytes
     Primary D-cache size: 16 Kbytes
     Secondary cache size: 1024 Kbytes
              Memory size: 128 Mbytes
                 Graphics: Indy 24-bit
                SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(1)
                SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(3)
               SCSI CDROM: scsi(0)cdrom(4)
                    Audio: Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 4.1.0

>> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot
dks0d4s8: volume header not valid
Unable to load scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot: no recognizable 
file system on device.

Any help appreciated.

Regards,
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Izumi Tsutsui | 3 Mar 03:22 2007
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Re: is sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso bootable

lacoste <at> univ-paris12.fr wrote:

> I downloaded and burned sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso
> but cannot boot from it.

Hmm, actually sgimipscd-3.0.2.is looks plain ISO image
and doesn't have sgivol header.

I don't know how the image was created exactly, but
src/distrib/cdrom/Makefile looks to have a problem
on ivoking the sgivol(8) program as a host tool.

How about this image?
ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tsutsui/sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso.gz
---
Izumi Tsutsui

Thierry Lacoste | 3 Mar 15:13 2007
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Re: is sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso bootable

On Saturday 03 March 2007 03:22, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> lacoste <at> univ-paris12.fr wrote:
> > I downloaded and burned sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso
> > but cannot boot from it.
>
> Hmm, actually sgimipscd-3.0.2.is looks plain ISO image
> and doesn't have sgivol header.
>
> I don't know how the image was created exactly, but
> src/distrib/cdrom/Makefile looks to have a problem
> on ivoking the sgivol(8) program as a host tool.
>
> How about this image?
> ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tsutsui/sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso.gz
> ---
> Izumi Tsutsui
Thanks. It works.
I have two remarks.

1) I had to issue the boot command twice !?!

>> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot

Cannot load scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot.
Illegal f_magic number 0xbe5, expected MIPSELMAGIC or MIPSEBMAGIC.
Unable to load scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot: execute format 
error
>> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot

NetBSD/sgimips 3.0.2 Bootstrap, Revision 1.2
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Izumi Tsutsui | 3 Mar 17:41 2007
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Re: is sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso bootable

lacoste <at> univ-paris12.fr wrote:

> 1) I had to issue the boot command twice !?!
> 
> >> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot
> 
> Cannot load scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot.
> Illegal f_magic number 0xbe5, expected MIPSELMAGIC or MIPSEBMAGIC.
> Unable to load scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot: execute format 
> error
> >> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot
> 
> NetBSD/sgimips 3.0.2 Bootstrap, Revision 1.2
> (builds <at> b0.netbsd.org, Wed Nov  1 05:28:20 UTC 2006)

Looks ARCS' bug, but if it could be a workaround it's okay :-)

> 2) The instalation fails when mounting the cd to install sets.
> Is this expected?
> 
>      Status: Command failed
>     Command: /sbin/mount -rt cd9660 /dev/cd0a /mnt2
>      Hit enter to continue
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> mount_cd9660: /dev/cd0a on /mnt2: Invalid argument

I can reproduce it on my IP32 and there is another problem
in src/distrib/cdrom/Makefile on creating sgivolhdr.

Could you try this one?
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Thierry Lacoste | 3 Mar 20:44 2007
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Re: is sgimipscd-3.0.2.iso bootable


> Could you try this one?
> ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tsutsui/sgimipscd-3.0.2-bootable.iso.g
>z
>
> It works fine on IP32, and if it works on your IP22
> I'll commit it and ask releng to check how it goes.
> ---
> Izumi Tsutsui
>
It works great.
Thanks.

Thierry.


Gmane