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Re: Snapshot

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: Snapshot
From: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 22:00:02 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <19991209164908.A3212@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Organization: none
Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On 09-Dec-99 Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 09:44:29PM -0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
>> I've put a snapshot of current CVS kernel sources into
>> oss.sgi.com:/pub/linux/mips/src/kernel/linux-19991206.tar.gz.
> 
> Short resume:
> 
> Doesnt work on Decstation 5000/150 Mips R4000 ...
> Reboots immediatly after end of tftp download ...
> 
> KN04 V2.1k    (PC: 0x8005c044, SP: 0x838a9de0)
> 
> -tftp boot(3), bootp 193.189.250.46:/boot/vmlinux-2.3.21-decR4k.ecoff
> -tftp load 1222624+0+369568
> 
> KN04 V2.1k    (PC: 0x8005c044, SP: 0x80047f78)
> 
> -tftp boot(3), bootp 193.189.250.46:/boot/vmlinux-2.3.21-decR4k.ecoff
> -tftp load 1222624+0+369568
> 
> So long ...

http://oss.sgi.com/www.linux.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html

" 6.2 Self compiled kernels crash when booting.

When I build my own kernel, it crashes. On an Indy the crash message looks like
the following; the same problem hits other machines as well but may look
completely different. 

 [...]

This problem is caused by a still unfixed bug in Binutils newer than version
2.7. As a workaround, change the following line in arch/mips/Makefile from: 

   LINKFLAGS       = -static -N
 
to: 

   LINKFLAGS       = -static"

BTW, little endian semaphores for R4xxx and TLB miss handlers for R3xxx are
broken in this snapshot. This is fixed since yesterday and 2.3.21 is happily
running on a /260 and a /133. If you want to play around with recent kernels I
suggest a fresh cvs checkout. Instructions can be found at the above URL.

Hope this helps.

---
Regards,
Harald

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