[Soekris] BIOS timer off by an order of magnitude?
mellon at fugue.com
Wed Oct 13 19:01:54 UTC 2004
On Oct 13, 2004, at 11:41 AM, Dan McMahill wrote:
> I see the same thing on the net4501, don't have the bios rev handy.
> Are you by any chance working on the problem with the pxe boot
> loader in NetBSD-current?
I looked at it at some length, but was unable to fix it (I spent a
couple of hours on it, but basically ran out of time and had to go with
a hack). The theory is that we may be overflowing the stack into the
data. If you take out the PXE stack unload call in the pxe cleanup
function in pxe.c, it works, although once the kernel is booted you
still have the problem that the serial console only does output when it
gets a receive interrupt, so when you type it's always a character
behind, and you have to type to get it to display the output of
commands. I have had no time at all to diagnose that problem. It
seems weird that it would only happen on the soekris board, but I
haven't tried it anywhere else, so I don't know if that's actually the
case or not.
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