NetBSD Problem Report #40971

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From: isaki@pastel-flower.jp
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Subject: strange line in dmesg
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>Number:         40971
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       strange line in dmesg
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 06 05:30:00 +0000 2009
>Last-Modified:  Fri Mar 06 09:45:01 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Tetsuya Isaki
>Release:        NetBSD 5.0_RC1
>Organization:
>Environment:
Sorry, N/A
>Description:
I installed 5.0_RC1/i386 into a i386 board. And here is the dmesg:
(copied by hand)

| NetBSD 5.0_RC1 ...
|         isaki@...
| total memory = 119 MB
| avail memory = 113 MB
| timecounter: Timecounters ticks every 10.000 msec
| timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
|     ( )
| mainbus0 (root)
|  :

I know that this strange "    ( )" line should display
vendor or brand name or something.  However, who display it?
and what keyword do I grep in this situation?
At least, some prefix string (like "timecounter: ") is more
preferable, I think.

There are two problem:
 1) I don't know who display it.
 2) on this board, it displays "no data"(?),
   but it's another problem, don't mind it now.

>How-To-Repeat:
Install NetBSD-5 and see dmesg.

>Fix:
sys/arch/x86/x86/platform.c::platform_print() ? 

>Audit-Trail:
From: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui@ceres.dti.ne.jp>
To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Cc: kern-bug-people@NetBSD.org, gnats-admin@NetBSD.org, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.org,
        tsutsui@ceres.dti.ne.jp
Subject: Re: kern/40971: strange line in dmesg
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 18:34:08 +0900

 > | timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
 > |     ( )
 > | mainbus0 (root)

 FYI, mine says:

 >> timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
 >> timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
 >> To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M. (To Be Filled By O.E.M.)

 ---
 Izumi Tsutsui

From: Martin Husemann <martin@duskware.de>
To: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui@ceres.dti.ne.jp>
Cc: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/40971: strange line in dmesg
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:42:59 +0100

 While we are collecting stupid BIOS vendors:

 timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
 System Manufacturer System Name (System Version)
 mainbus0 (root)


 Martin

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