DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2009-10
amd64: ed(4) won't load
I've tried amd64 ISO on Parallels(an emulator which runs on Mac OS X).
The installation went fine, but so far I have two problems:
- the network driver won't work out-of-box; it's recognized as ed(4),
but the driver won't load because of missing kvtop() function
- SMP kernel works, but not with APIC_IO; Parallels reported that the
virtual machine crashed shortly after the following message is displayed
on the console
APIC_IO: MP table broken: ExtINT entry corrupt!
(this is not specific to amd64, but it happens to i386, too)
I faked up the kvtop() function as follows and it seems to work,
although I haven't tried it under load, just a few `git fetch' or
NFS mounts(to share the source tree between Mac OS X and DragonFly).
I hope someone with knowledge has time to work on fixing ed(4)
for amd64 someday.
diff --git a/sys/dev/netif/ed/if_ed.c b/sys/dev/netif/ed/if_ed.c
index 60159a1..01f40f2 100644
@@ -68,6 +68,7 @@
@@ -192,6 +193,20 @@ ed_probe_generic8390(struct ed_softc *sc)
+ * Convert kernel VA to physical address
+ vm_paddr_t pa;
+ pa = pmap_extract(&kernel_pmap, (vm_offset_t)addr);
+ if (pa == 0)
+ panic("kvtop: zero page frame");
+ return (pa);
* Probe and vendor-specific initialization routine for SMC/WD80x3 boards