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Re: Okay, lost

To: wrasman@cs.utk.edu
Subject: Re: Okay, lost
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 05:23:09 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20000717205303.A14220@enchanted.net>; from awrasman@enchanted.net on Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 08:53:03PM -0500
References: <20000717205303.A14220@enchanted.net>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 08:53:03PM -0500, A. Wrasman wrote:

> Okay, I can't seem to get any of the pre-compiled linux kernels  after the 
> 2.2.14 one on oss.sgi.com to boot on my Indy.
> 
> I get this type of error:
> Exception: <vector=Normal>
> Status register: 0x10044803<CU0,CH,IM7,IM4,IPL=???,MODE=KERNEL,EXL,IE>
> Cause register: 0x8034<CE=0,IP8,EXC=TRAP>
> Exception PC: 0x88240004, Exception RA: 0x8816d610
> Processor Trap exception at address 0xffffffff
> Local I/O interrupt register 1: 0x80 <VR/GIO2>
>       Saved user regs in hex (&gpda 0xa8740e48, &_regs 0xa8741048):
>       arg: a8740000 28 8847ff80 a
>       tmp: a8740000 8480 88002000 8480 881932a0 1 fffffffc 47dfa8
>       sve: a8740000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
>       t8 a8740000 t9 0 at 0 v0 0 v1 0 k1 88002000
>       gp a8740000 fp 0 sp 0 ra 0
> 
> PANIC: unexpected exception

Now that looks like a kernel compiled by somebody who doesn't read
documentation, see http://oss.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html.  In short:
remove the -N linker flag from arch/mips/Makefile.

  Ralf

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