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Old 03-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Aron Xu
 
Default Bug#516785: Bug #516785: linux-image-2.6.26-1-sparc64-smp: SunFire480R cassini network driver kernel panic

Hi,

I can confirm that Debian Squeeze 6.0.4, with kernel
linux-image-2.6.32-5-sparc64-smp, version 2.6.32-41 or
2.6.32-41squeeze2, does not crash anymore. The installation process is
smooth (d-i prompts for a firmware), and the system is working well.
But don't run lshw with this kernel, it may cause panic (#665932).

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:22 PM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#516785: Bug #516785: linux-image-2.6.26-1-sparc64-smp: SunFire480R cassini network driver kernel panic

On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 15:42 +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I can confirm that Debian Squeeze 6.0.4, with kernel
> linux-image-2.6.32-5-sparc64-smp, version 2.6.32-41 or
> 2.6.32-41squeeze2, does not crash anymore. The installation process is
> smooth (d-i prompts for a firmware), and the system is working well.
> But don't run lshw with this kernel, it may cause panic (#665932).

Well I can't see any changes that might have fixed this. Maybe there's
a difference between your machine and Hermann's?

Hermann, what was the last kernel version where the cassini driver
worked on this system? You originally reported that the problem started
with 2.6.24 in 'etch-and-a-half'.

Ben.

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:38 AM
Hermann Lauer
 
Default Bug#516785: Bug #516785: linux-image-2.6.26-1-sparc64-smp: SunFire480R cassini network driver kernel panic

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 03:22:38PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 15:42 +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I can confirm that Debian Squeeze 6.0.4, with kernel
> > linux-image-2.6.32-5-sparc64-smp, version 2.6.32-41 or
> > 2.6.32-41squeeze2, does not crash anymore. The installation process is
> > smooth (d-i prompts for a firmware), and the system is working well.
> > But don't run lshw with this kernel, it may cause panic (#665932).
>
> Well I can't see any changes that might have fixed this. Maybe there's
> a difference between your machine and Hermann's?
>
> Hermann, what was the last kernel version where the cassini driver
> worked on this system? You originally reported that the problem started
> with 2.6.24 in 'etch-and-a-half'.

The short answer is: never, the driver always crashes the machine after a
short time.

As far as I remember with discussions from davem the driver only worked on UP
machines, which I can't simulate with the Sun Fire 480R as it has 2 CPU/board.
A dual cassini Gigabit RJ45 is build in.

I'm on vanilla 3.2.12 at the moment and will test after easter in the
(not so much) spare time. If anybody with such a machine has it running
I'm interested to hear.

Thanks,
Hermann

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