SCSI Controller Hanging...
abs at absd.org
Fri Jan 26 03:44:31 CST 2018
On 24 January 2018 at 16:33, Jack Harper via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hello Plamen -
> I use the SCSI controller that is built into the MVME177 transition module.
> No, when I RESET the system, I just press the RESET button on the processor
> board - usually when it is hung with my software. On this system, I only
> code in 68K assembly and so I do see the "occasional" hang :)
> Is the "SCSI reset option" part of the 68K/BUG RESET command?
> In my documentation - and I easily may not have the latest documentation - I
> only see RESET options to force a COLD or WARM start on hardware RESET.
> The documentation that I have also cautions: "...may cause the disk
> controller to be out of phase with respect to the disk configuration tables
> in memory", which certainly makes sense.
> However, I do not modify any of those tables from system default.
> I appreciate your input.
Do you have any other software you can use to test the hardware - if
it experiences the same issues then you know its hardware related.
I think NetBSD supports the MVME177 board (
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/mvme68k/boards.html#MVME177%20family ) I'm
sure there are others.
You also mention you have multiple VME boards in the cage and multiple
SCSI drives. Does the issue occur when you strip everything down to a
single board set and drive?
(*) Theoretically other CPU boards may not be able to affect the SCSI,
but a near first rule of hardware strangeness is to pull everything
thats not needed so you can be sure :)
More information about the cctalk