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Re: More progress

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Subject: Re: More progress
From: Andreas Busse <andy@waldorf-gmbh.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 1995 08:06:04 +0200
In-reply-to: <199509032144.PAA21104@rover.village.org>
 > 
 > OK.  Problem #1:
 >      panic() doesn't work until things are farther along in the
 >      boot process :-(.  Linux has been panicing all over the place,
 >      but I can't see the panic message :-(.
 > Problem #2:
 >      The config name is DESKSTATION_RPC44, but in some places it
 >      was _RPC (note, no 44).  Fixed these.
 > Problem #3:
 >      The IRQ stuff is panicing because there is no case for RPC44.
 >      I'm fixing it as well.
 > etc.
 > 
 > Anyway, I've hacked PANIC to print stuff when things aren't too smart
 > yet.
 > 

That explains a lot.

 > Again, another tip:  If you don't get any output, then maybe Linux is
 > panicing before it has enough brains to print error messages.  Maybe
 > we should use the BIOS routines if no video address is yet set????
 > 

That won't work because the kernel overwrites the BIOS. I guess
the fix for panic() you've done is sufficient?

Cheers,
Andy

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