NetBSD Problem Report #17552

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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 02:32:47 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Kernel can panic on accessing /dev/rfd device (prolly)
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>Number:         17552
>Category:       port-acorn32
>Synopsis:       Kernel can panic on accessing /dev/rfd device (prolly)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-acorn32-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 11 00:34:00 +0000 2002
>Last-Modified:  Sat Sep 23 19:17:31 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Reinoud Zandijk
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6

NetBSD/acorn32 version 1.6-release but also in NetBSD-1.6D

Architecture: arm
Machine: acorn32
Due to a fault of unknown cause a reference to the /dev/rfd0a device causes 
the machine either to hang, coredump, coredump the program, exiting shells, 
etc. when `fdformat fd0' is executed but also when `disklabel fd0' does the 

At times a process will be coredumping and the process be stuck on wchan
`closef' with status DEL+.

A simple `dd if=/netbsd of=/dev/fd0a' works fine regardless of the 
blocksize specified.

just execute `fdformat fd0' or `disklabel fd0'

NONE known... only just dont use the floppy in this way :(

 Note: most likely a spl level fault like the floppy on Sparc4 has problems with.

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