[OpenBIOS] Sparc64 OpenBIOS

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Tue Nov 17 19:48:02 CET 2009

Also...I'm running into a problem when I try to do "see open-package" - I get an "Unhandled Exception":

0 > see open-package 
: open-package
  create-instance dup 0= if
  3drop 0 exit >r strdup r@ >in.arguments 2! (lit) (lit) then
  Unhandled Exception 0x6f70656dffffe000
PC = 0x00000000ffd10e3c NPC = 0x00000000ffd10e40
Stopping execution

Maybe this has something to do with me trying to view the function outside of its execution context, but just seems weird that most/all of the other ones work fine, and this one generates this error.


>>> On 2009/11/17 at 08:12, Tarl Neustaedter <Tarl.Neustaedter at Sun.COM> wrote: 
> [...]
>> I also figured out that for some of the words to become available I have to 
> actually execute a real boot - not sure why.
> The primary booter you are reading from blocks 1-15 of the boot 
> partition create a bunch of words (most importantly, do-boot). It also 
> creates a package, probably /package/hsfs-file-system
>> Here's the output from "do-boot" once I turn on debugging for Solaris Nevada 
> B127:
>> 0 > do-boot   
>> : do-boot  ( Empty ) 
>> 00000000ffe388e8: parse-bootargs  ( Empty ) 
>> 00000000ffe388f0: halt?  ( 0 ) 
>> 00000000ffe388f8: do?branch  ( Empty ) 
>> 00000000ffe38948: get-bootdev  ( Empty ) 
>> 00000000ffe38950: load-pkg  ( Empty ) 
>> 00000000ffe38958: mount-root 
>> seek failed
>> Can't mount root
>>  Aborted.
>> 0 > 
>> Again, not sure why it can't mount-root, but that seems to be the issue.
> Yup. The seek failed indicates it wasn't able to read something it 
> needed to read. So the next step is to do
> the above, only instead of calling mount-root, figure out what 
> mount-root has in it, and execute those one-by-one at the ok prompt. Or 
> use the debugger to single step through it.
> Somewhere in there either you are coming up with some bad disk 
> addresses, or the HBA driver is failing a read. The alternative would be 
> to debug the HBA driver and see what disk reads you are being asked to 
> do, and try to trace backwards.

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