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Re: Problem with ext2fs.static under Bochs

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: Problem with ext2fs.static under Bochs
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 16:47:26 -0800 (PST)

--- Robert Millan <> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 03:53:09PM +0000, THOMAS EDWARD HART wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I've been running Robert Millan's GNU/Hurd image under Bochs
> > (Version 1.4.1 on Windows).
> > 
> > The system runs quite well; however, on one boot the system
> > froze at the login prompt with this message from ext2fs.static:
> > 
> > login> ext2fs.static: intr-msg.c:304:
> > _hurd_intr_rpc_mach_msg: Assertion `m->header.msgh_id ==
> > msgid + 100' failed.
> > 

 This error indicates that _hurd_intr_rpc_mach_msg did not get the message it
was expecting back from something, probably the kernel.  intr-msg.c is a
generated file so if this is a race that bochs is able to trigger we may have
many similar bugs.  So, I'm curious, is intr-msg.c generated by mig?

> > The error has only occurred once. The system usually starts
> > up correctly.
> Does it happen the first time you boot it? In that case i guess you
> can reproduce it by re-downloading the image.
> But it didn't happen to me (and a lot others), could you try with
> the latest version of bochs?
> > Has anyone else experienced any similar errors? I'm
> > wondering if this is some odd interaction between
> > ext2fs.static and Bochs, or if this could be a bug in
> > ext2fs.static (in which case I'll report this to Bug-Hurd).
> well, bochs emulation is not perfect. specialy when it comes
> to hardware devices and bioses. but if you can't reproduce
> it i doubt it can be helpful to the Hurd developers.
> -- 
> Robert Millan

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware

Anyone referring to this as 'Open Source' shall be eaten by a GNU

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