NetBSD Problem Report #45316

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Subject: Raster console locks up executing top on a SparcStation 2
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>Number:         45316
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       Raster console locks up executing top on a SparcStation 2
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 30 15:50:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Georg Brein
>Release:        NetBSD 5.1 sparc
University of Basel/Switzerland
NetBSD 5.1 NetBSD 5.1 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Nov  6 18:44:40 UTC 2010 sparc

Starting top on the console frame buffer locks up the console (both on a CG3 and a CG6); I'm using the generic kernel with option RASTERCONSOLE (screen-#columns = 80, screen-#rows = 34, i. e. the default value; TERM=sun). Killing top (from a serial terminal) doesn't free the console (but Stop-A to the debugger still works).

With a custom kernel without option RASTERCONSOLE top works slowly but flawlessly (at least at screensize 80x34).
Boot the generic kernel on a SparcStation 2, log in and start top.

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