NetBSD Problem Report #8672

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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 21:25:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 5000/200 unable toboot after reboot or shutdown due to SCSI problem
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>Number:         8672
>Category:       port-pmax
>Synopsis:       5000/200 unable toboot after reboot or shutdown due to SCSI problem
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-pmax-maintainer
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Oct 23 21:30:00 +0000 1999
>Closed-Date:    Sat Jan 19 01:59:10 +0000 2002
>Last-Modified:  Sat Jan 19 01:59:10 +0000 2002
>Originator:     Chris Tribo
>Release:        1.4.1 Pmax
NetBSD 1.4.1 NetBSD 1.4.1 (GENERIC) #38: Mon Aug 9 22:19:29 EST 1999 root@clad:/usr/src/sys/arch/pmax/compile/GENERIC pmax
After ending a session of running NetBSD I do a reboot or shutdown -h,
shutdown -r or any of the shutdown options, the OS shuts down, returns
me to the console program.

At the console prompt I see KN02-AA V5.3t (PC: 0x8015ffb4, SP:
0xc3fc3e28) It counts down to Autoboot, drops down a line, then just hangs
there for about 2-3 minutes. Comes back with ?IO 5/rz0/netbsd (bb rd).

If I issue a test command, the test hangs on 5/sdiag.

If I power cycle the drives the tests pass and I can boot again.
I was luckly to get this last time I power cycled the drive case
while the test was hung:

?TFL: 5/sdia (dev ol) TID=0 PMAZ-AA
?TFL: 5/sdia (dev ol) TID=1 PMAZ-AA
?TFL: 5/sdiag (sdiag) TID=2 FRU=02 PMAZ-AA

The HD's I currently have running are both Quantum ProDrive LPS
270's assigned rz0 and rz2, one has firmware 5900 and the other
has firmware 590A. Both drives have parity enabled.

For me everytime I shut down or reboot the system won't boot unless
I power cycle the drives.
Power cycle SCSI drive
State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Fri Jan 18 00:23:56 PST 2002 
Does this problem still happen with NetBSD 1.5.2? 

From: "Chris Tribo" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: Re: port-pmax/8672
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:56:40 -0500

     I believe this problem turned out to be specific to the Quantum LPS
 ProDrives I had connected. No matter how I did my cabling and termination,
 the drives would lock up the entire SCSI chain and computer until I power
 cycled one of the drives. (forcing a hard-reset on the SCSI-bus perhaps?)
 Anyway, they were Apple ROM'd drives. The mac68k port has gone so far as to
 add specific kernel options for dealing with buggy quantum drives. I've also
 read that they don't support tagged quening properly in some cases, and
 several other oddities. The drives in question have long since departed. I
 don't believe this has anything to do with the software end of things, so
 it's safe to close IMHO.


State-Changed-From-To: feedback->closed 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Fri Jan 18 17:58:16 PST 2002 
The Quantum drives are suspect, not NetBSD. 

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