NetBSD Problem Report #41209

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Subject: npx* at isa0 causes infinite npxs
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>Number:         41209
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       npx* at isa0 causes infinite npxs
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 14 21:10:00 +0000 2009
>Last-Modified:  Wed Apr 15 08:10:02 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Michal Suchanek
>Release:        5.0 RC3
I tried to compile an i386 kernel that assigns reasonable device names (starting at the same number) regardless of the bus on which the device is found.

Unfortunately, npx* at pnpbios? results in npx1 when npx0 at isa? is configured in the configuration file.

npx* at isa? works when other bus is used for npx at runtime but causes infinite npxs to be configured when npx is accessed through isa at runtime.

I did not try with the other isa devices (fdc, lpt, com, pckbd, ...)

change the line in generic kernel config to say 

npx* at isa?

instead of 

npx0 at isa?

From: Andrew Doran <>
Subject: Re: kern/41209: npx* at isa0 causes infinite npxs
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 08:09:36 +0000

 Fix: the FPU state should live with the cpu device.
 Consider the absurdity of a dual-core system with npx0 and no npx1.

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