On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 03:52:43PM -0700, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:20:21 PM Joel Dahl wrote:
> > On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 12:58:15PM -0700, John Baldwin wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, May 03, 2016 03:37:27 PM Michael Butler wrote:
> > > > On 05/03/16 11:21, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> > > > > On 2016-05-03 05:49, Joel Dahl wrote:
> > > > >> On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:36:53PM -0500, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> > > > >>> On a current -CURRENT if my Floppy disk controller and device are
> > > > >>> ENABLED, we do NOT pass mount root, and the floppy disk
> > > > >>> light is ON.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Just a "me too". But this is with VMware Fusion. If I disable the
> > > > >> floppy from
> > > > >> BIOS, the virtual machine boots. If I leave it enabled, it hangs.
> > > > > Thanks for posting that I'm not the only one, and it's not flakey 
> > > > > hardware.
> > > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > I have an, otherwise extremely reliable but ancient, Intel TR440BXA
> > > > motherboard doing this :-(
> > > > 
> > > > What drove me mad for a while is that I have an identical machine, with
> > > > exception of 10k RPM SCSI disks, which doesn't hang. I simply optioned
> > > > out "device fdc" and it's behaved ever since,
> > > 
> > > Larry wasn't able to get into DDB when his box hung, are either of you 
> > > able
> > > to get into DDB when it hangs?
> > 
> > Um, ctrl-alt-backspace doesn't work for me, but ctrl-alt-esc does.
> > 
> > I uploaded a few screenshots here: https://www.vnode.se/files/freebsd/
> 
> Thanks.  It seems like the fdc worker thread isn't there and GEOM is stuck
> waiting for that thread to do something (well waiting for the commands
> that thread handles to be executed).
> 
> First step would be just add a 'panic' to fdc_start_worker() in fdc.c at
> the end to make sure it is getting called.  (And when it drops you into ddb
> you should be able to see the fdc0 kproc in 'ps' output).

I did this, but no change. It hangs at the same place, so I guess the added
panic() is never called.

-- 
Joel
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