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Subject: Re: new MVME5500, device "gei0" not found
From: Dirk Zimoch <dirk.zimoch@psi.ch>
To: <torben@anl.gov>, <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: Calem Hoffman <calem.hoffman@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:30:07 +0100
Hi Torben,

Run the 'h' command on the VxWorks boot prompt. At the end you will see the list of "available boot devices".

Unfortunately in VxWorks the ethernet devices are named after the chip (or rather the used driver) instead of something like "eth0".

Dirk

On 19.01.2015 21:05, tlauritsen wrote:

Hi,

We have recently acquired a set of new MVME5500 processors to be used in
our latest VxWorks/EPICS based DAQ systems. The MVME5500 processors were
supposed to be identical the the fleet of old MVME5500 IOCs we already
have, but there has been a change of some sort to the new processors.

When we load in the boot.bin from the EPICS build that we use on the old
processors, we loose the network gei0. On the old processors we see this
at the boot prompt:

[VxWorks Boot]:  n gei0
Address for device "gei0" == 00:01:af:31:81:56

with the new processors:

[VxWorks Boot]: n gei0
Network interface gei unknown.
Cannot initialize interface named "gei0"

and we cannot communicate, so we are dead in the water. The only change
we have been able to detect is the PAL version from 2.4 to 2.5:

old
MVME5500> version
Copyright(C)2008-2009,Emerson Network Power-Embedded Computing,Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Copyright Motorola Inc. 1999-2007, All Rights Reserved
MOTLoad RTOS Version
2.0,  PAL Version 2.4 RM01
Thu Feb 12 12:05:38 MST 2009

new
MVME5500> version
Copyright(C)2008-2013,Emerson Network Power-Embedded Computing,Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Copyright Motorola Inc. 1999-2007, All Rights Reserved
MOTLoad RTOS Version 2.0,  PAL Version 2.5 RM01
Tue Jun 25 15:51:04 MST 2013

The version of the boot.bin we use comes from

[VxWorks Boot]: v
....
CPU: Motorola MVME5500-0163 - MPC 7457
Version: VxWorks5.5
BSP version: 1.2/1
Creation date: Jun  3 2008, 10:52:32

Has any of you experienced this problem and/or have a solution?

Thank you,

torben@anl.gov
crhoffman@phy.anl.gov




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