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Re: linux_2_4 and Malta

To: Nathan Field <ndf@ghs.com>
Subject: Re: linux_2_4 and Malta
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:14:29 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:45:23PM -0800, Nathan Field wrote:

> I'm having problems getting the linux_2_4 branch of the kernel to output 
> serial on my Malta board. The HEAD branch (2.6) seems to work fine, but 
> I'd prefer to avoid that if possible.

After lagging behind kernel.org for such a long time 2.6 has begun to
stabilize in amzingly short time.  It hasn't crashed on me for a few days
on supported configurations.

> Is anyone else having this problem? 
> I've attached my .config just in case I'm doing something stupid. I got 
> the 2.4.17 kernel to work fine.
> 
> The prom_print stuff outputs to the serial port fine, but printk's never 
> get out. Looking at the kernel under a debugger it also seems that the 
> kernel is crashing randomly and ending up in an infinite loop branching to 
> self.

What processor are you using on the Malta?

  Ralf

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