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Re: New DECStation root image

To: airlied@csn.ul.ie (Dave Airlie)
Subject: Re: New DECStation root image
From: Karel van Houten <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 20:11:25 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: sartoris@info.umd.edu, K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990521205633.17006B-100000@skynet.csn.ul.ie>
> > 3. fdisk, cfdisk, vipw and several other commands don't work.  It's
> > interesting that they don't always give the same error message.  For
> > example, I tried fdisk several times.  I got one of the three messages:
> > Bus error, Segmentation fault, or Illegal instruction.  Which one seems
> > to be random, but it's mostly Segfault.  I've never observed this on 
> > Intel/Linux.  Usually if a program segfaults once, it always does.
> > 
> 
> This sounds like the wrong optimisations on the commands from util-linux,
> I hope to get an rpm out RSN (early next week, I'll start my decstation
> compiling it now... :-) ), which will replace all those binaries ..

I think that the util-linux package used in the declinuxroot
(which I pulled from ftp.linux.sgi.com) was compiled using -mips2.

As time permits, I'll try verify / recompile packages, and put up a
new root image.

Regards,
Karel.

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