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On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 17:10 -0400, Chris Buechler wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Bob Gustafson <bobgus at rcn dot com> wrote:
> > I am in the configuration stage of a new ALIX board (3C2) with a Compex
> > WLM54G 200mW B/G wifi card.
> > On the serial port, I get a continuing stream of lines:
> > interrupt storm detected on "irq9:"; throttling interrupt source
> > maybe once a second or so.
> > What do these mean?
> In this case, likely either a hardware problem or a driver bug.
> Make sure your ALIX has the latest BIOS on it, as earlier revisions
> have had various bugs. Also make sure you're on the latest 1.3b
> release, as it's based on FreeBSD 6.3 which has a newer ath HAL that
> has been reported to work better than the 6.2 one.
I just now downloaded the latest BIOS from pcengines and looked at the
latest directory and did:
[user1@hoho2 ALI6117]$ strings BIOS.BIN
tinyBIOS V1.3a (C)1997-2001 PC Engines
--- this gives me the latest version number of the bios ---
>From the serial line 'console' coming from the board, when I reboot, I
(note that the serial line output gets a bit scrambled during reboot. I
don't know whether it is changing line speeds in the middle or not. Is
(Also, I don't see anything that might be the BIOS version in the
(Maybe you can interpret it better)
PC Engines ALIX.3
640 KB Base
261120 KB Extended
01F0 Master 044A CF
Phys C/H/S 1966/16/63 Log C/H/S
BIOS drive C: is
BIOS 640kB/261120kB available
FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision
(root at mb63 dot neon1 dot net, Sat Mar 1 18:38:30 CET
/kernel text=0x2eb62c data=0x38e74+0x1fa34 syms=[0x4+0x40660+0x4
)?usb1: <AMD CS5536 USB 2.0 controller> on ehci09?0/1.00, add?.?8auhub0:
4 ?CI ]
usb1: USB revision
uhub1: AMD EHCI root ?W'??77.?9?, rev 2.00/1.00, addr
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self
orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xe0000-0xeafff on
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on
)?sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs
sio1: port may not be
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 498052330 Hz quality
Timecounters tick every 1.000
Fast IPsec: Initialized Security Association
IP Filter: v4.1.28 initialized. Default = block all, Logging =
md0: Preloaded image </mfsroot> 15728640 bytes at
ad0: 967MB <CF 1GB 20070709> at ata0-master
Trying to mount root from
kern.coredump: 1 ->
Found configuration on
Configuring LAN interface...
Configuring WAN interface... vr0: link state changed to
Starting syslog service...
Starting DNS forwarder...
Starting DHCP service...
Starting NTP client...
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