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Re: NFS Root failure in 2.4.18 - Traced to 256k COLOUR_ALIGN

To: roger_twede@hp.com
Subject: Re: NFS Root failure in 2.4.18 - Traced to 256k COLOUR_ALIGN
From: Atsushi Nemoto <nemoto@toshiba-tops.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 17:05:02 +0900 (JST)
Cc: ralf@linux-mips.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Organization: TOSHIBA Personal Computer System Corporation
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>>>>> On Fri, 1 Nov 2002 13:28:32 -0800 , "TWEDE,ROGER (HP-Boise,ex1)" 
>>>>> <roger_twede@hp.com> said:
roger> I traced the NFS root boot failure to a change made in the the
roger> function arch_get_unmapped_area(...).  The system goes from
roger> functional to non-functional with a single function change made
roger> in 2.4.18.  linux/arch/mips/kernel/syscall.c ::
roger> arch_get_unmapped_area(...), COLOUR_ALIGN

Just for your information, I also met this problem when I switched
back to old redhat-6.0 userland.  More recent userlands (RedHat 7.0,
7.1, Debian) seems free from this trouble.

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Atsushi Nemoto

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