Working the weekend

Well this weekend I get to cover the VOSJEC pager from the office during APAC hours.

A nice quiet day, I actually managed to catch up on a few of my own calls, including some more time on backporting some ufs fixes for Solaris 8. Got the first lot of testing finished on SPARC. I've still got to run the test suite on x86 and the full load test on both. Hopefully I can get this to be ready for code inspection within a few days.

I may also get onto some testing on another call involving power management on an f280r with an xvr100 video card and Solaris 9. I've got a similar box built up in the local lab; we just have to get the thing replicating the problem. Once I've got it replicated I can look at setting some kernel breakpoints and watchpoints with kadb. Unfortunately, booting with kadb disables power management if there is a graphical console on the machine, so I've had to find a way to force it back on. It looks like I can do this with

ok boot kadb -d
...
kadb: <return>
kadb[0]: pm_cfb_override/W1
pm_cfb_override          0x0        =         0x1
kadb[0]: :c
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_112233-12 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Jun 26 18:43:07 f280r-d Use is subject to license terms.
...
WARNING:Kernel debugger present: see kadb(1M) for interaction with power management.
...
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