On Sep 5, 2007, at 12:42 AM, Richard Walter wrote:
> pci0: <unknown> at device 1.0 (no driver attached)
> pci0: <simple comms> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
> uart0: <Non-standard ns8250 class UART with FIFOs> mem
> 0x88033000-0x88033fff irq 16 at device 1.2 on pci0
> uart0: [FILTER]
> uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
Ok, so the console is found. I think what you're running into now
is what I'm running into: general exceptions or debug instruction
faults in init(8); which in your case is sysinstall(8).
I've tried a couple of things, but no luck. At this time I'm
thinking that we either have stale translations or a dirty
instruction cache. Something along those lines. It appears as
a hang like you're seeing, but are a continuous sequence of the
same fault. I haven't had the time yet to add debug code that
allows one to inspect the memory- or translation caches.
Especially the debug instruction fault is a sign that some
cache is out-of-sync with memory, because it happens for a non-
break instruction. Typically the instruction cache is out of
sync in those cases.
Anyway: I expect to have this solved before 7.0-RELEASE, provided
I have a couple of spare hours...