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Old 12-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#361199: sparc64 tftpboot kernel driver failure during Gigaswift ethernet (aka cassini) detection (#2)

reassign 361199 linux-2.6
thanks

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 09:33:37AM +0200, Karel Panek wrote:
> Package: kernel
> Severity: critical
>
> It is not possible to bring Gigaswift (aka Cassini) ethernet cards
> online and therefore continue installation on SunFire V440 (UltraSparc
> IIIi) when I use boot.img placed in the following directory of debian
> archives:
>
> /debian/dists/sid/main/installer-sparc/current/images/sparc64/netboot/
> 2.6/
>
> The installation fails during network detection process with the
> following dump:
>
> Apr 4 21:40:00 main-menu[2937]: DEBUG: configure ethernet-card-
> detection, status: 0
> Apr 4 21:40:00 main-menu[2937]: DEBUG: virtual package ethernet-card-
> detection
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: tsk->{mm,active_mm}->context = 00000000000001b6
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: tsk->{mm,active_mm}->pgd = fffff8133f65e000
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: |/ ____ |/
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: "@'/ .. `@"
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: /_| \__/ |_
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: \__U_/
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: netcfg(7981): Oops [#1]
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: TSTATE: 0000009980009600 TPC: 0000000000412eb4
> TNPC: 0000000000412eb8 Y: 00000000 Not tainted
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: TPC: <request_irq+0x14/0x2b8>
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: g0: fffff8133ecfc000 g1: fffff800006dd000 g2:
> 00000000000066d8 g3: fffff8133e2c13e0
> Apr 4 21:40:00 kernel: g4: fffff8133d30b9c0 g5: 0000000000000000 g6:
> fffff8133e808000 g7: 00000000000066b8
>
> The cards are recognized by the driver. Driver has explicitly mentioned
> that MAC address are not set in some kind of firmware memory (?)
>
> Mentioned boot.img uses kernel 2.6.15-1, this bug was probably solved in
> 2.6.16, so this is something to be checked and boot.img file is to be
> updated.
>
> UPDATE: 2.6.16 based installer ( from http://people.debian.org/
> ~stappers/d-i/images/daily/sparc64/netboot/2.6/ ) hangs during detection
> as well.
>
> I'm ready to test this problem again upon your request.

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

Cheers,
Moritz





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