NetBSD Problem Report #41484

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Subject: NetBSD/macppc 5.0 hangs when detecting FireWire ports on 3nd gen. iMac
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>Number:         41484
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       NetBSD/macppc 5.0 hangs when detecting FireWire ports on 3nd gen. iMac
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 24 20:25:00 +0000 2009
>Closed-Date:    Sun Jul 05 15:18:46 +0000 2015
>Last-Modified:  Sun Jul 05 15:18:46 +0000 2015
>Originator:     Dave Vollenweider
>Release:        5.0
NetBSD 5.0 NetBSD 5.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Apr 26 22:53:55 UTC 2009 macppc

When booting the GENERIC kernel on NetBSD 5.0 on a third-generation iMac (slot-loading model), there is a problem with the ieee1394if device, as shortly after the start of booting the kernel displays a message about a problem with the bus on this device, then the kernel detects the devices on the IDE buses and then freezes.  This problem did not exist in previous NetBSD releases.
Simply boot the system normally.
A workaround is to boot the kernel with the -c option and disable the ieee1394if* device (number 203 in the userconfig list).  Building a custom kernel with the same device disabled will also make it work.  Unfortunately this means that FireWire support is disabled.



State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:18:46 +0000
same issue as PR 40051


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