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Re: xcompiler

To: Oliver Frommel <oliver@aec.at>
Subject: Re: xcompiler
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:24:42 +0100
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980306123820.17468A-100000@web.aec.at>; from Oliver Frommel on Fri, Mar 06, 1998 at 12:44:27PM +0100
References: <19980304082704.28878@uni-koblenz.de> <Pine.LNX.3.96.980306123820.17468A-100000@web.aec.at>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Fri, Mar 06, 1998 at 12:44:27PM +0100, Oliver Frommel wrote:

> after mirroring the CVS archive on ftp.linux.sgi.com i tried to crosscompile
> the kernel (on an irix host, btw). Unfortunately the CVS version seems to be
> a bit out of date/inconsistent. E.g. fs/nfs/nfsroot.c uses the obsolete
> struct device ..
> I finally managed to compile it with CONFIG_ROOT_NFS by replacing fs/super.c
> by the one from the main kernel source and changing fs/nfs/nfsroot.c 
> accordingly
> (just replacing fs/nfs/nfsroot.c won't work) ..
> 
> Is anyone going to clean/merge this part of the kernel on sgi.com to be in 
> sync
> with the main kernel tree??

The state of the nfsroot stuff is whatever is was when 2.1.73 on which the
current CVS kernel is based, was current.  I didn't take a closer look if
later kernel versions have already fixed that problem, but I hope so.

  Ralf

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