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Re: Okay, lost

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Okay, lost
From: Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@calypso.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 15:27:23 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: wrasman@cs.utk.edu, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20000718052309.B12440@bacchus.dhis.org>
References: <20000717205303.A14220@enchanted.net> <20000718052309.B12440@bacchus.dhis.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
 > > 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.

I had the same problem on one of my machines.  The -N linker flag was
not the solution.  Note that the kernels ran on other machines.  I
only got this for the 2.4, not 2.2.

Ulf

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