[rescue] SCSI solutions for Sparcstation Voyager

Ron Wickersham rjw at alembic.com
Mon Nov 19 16:58:02 CST 2018

On Mon, 19 Nov 2018, Steve Hatle wrote:


> One thing, though... the LED on the front of the machine is flashing while
> it's running. I can't find any doc that say why that might be, except a note
> in the service manual that says that LED will be lit if "the machine is
> running normally". All the diags pass as best I can tell, and as I say the
> machine runs fine, so it's an annoyance more than anything else. I need to dig
> to find my Field Engineer's Guide, but thought perhaps the collective might
> have an insight.

check the man page for "led".  in a sparc classic i had the led blinked to
identify that it was running OpenBSD, long ago with an earlier release of
the operating system.    the current man page says sysctl(2) variable
"machdep.led_blink" now blinks based on the load average on most systems
by setting this parameter to a non-zero value.


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