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RE: Problems w/ 2.1.131 on r3k

Subject: RE: Problems w/ 2.1.131 on r3k
From: Harald Koerfgen <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 23:17:25 +0100 (MET)
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On 25-Jan-99 Gleb O. Raiko wrote:
> Hello folks,
> After unsuccessful tries to make Harald's linux-mips-2.1.131 working, I
> need a help from the mailing list, especially from someone who knows
> what was changed between 2.1.121 and 2.1.131 kernels. The patch has 6MB
> size and I'll take a looong time to trace it. So, before I'll actually
> deep in the patch, I'd like to hear some suggestions.
> The problem I have is that 'make' dies with error 'wait: Bad address"
> after Ctrl+Z is pressed. (The test is to compile something, e.g. gdb
> from sources.) Children of make (e.g. gcc) die too. The problem affects
> other utilities, e.g. man, but doesn't affect small tests I wrote. The
> kernel log contains '<process name>: Exception at ...'. Futher
> investigation showed that getrusage is called with bad user address.
> I had to apply the patch which is attached here. Without this patch,
> user process will never leave the kernel mode. (Harald, with the patch
> the kernel should be 'more stable').

Thanks a lot, Gleb. That one slipped through. With your patch my
DS5000/133 goes multiuser again :-).

Maybe the attached patch helps you a little bit.

Happy hacking.

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