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Re: IDE driver problem ( clarification )

To: "Liu Hongming (Alan)" <>
Subject: Re: IDE driver problem ( clarification )
From: Thomas Lange <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:01:35 +0100
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Hmm, maybe I should have waited for my first cup of coffee
before replying ;-)
I work with Compact Flash in IDE mode every day where we
use Mac (Apple) partitioning.
My statement is true for that case ( see attach ).


Thomas Lange wrote:
The partition table is written to the first partition
on the device, in your example hda1.
Use mke2fs on hda2 and I am sure it work just great.


Liu Hongming (Alan) wrote:

Hi All,

I am porting IDE drivers(Since my hardware has endian issue),
and now it could work,however it has some abnormal problems:

I could 'fdisk'  /dev/hda,and partition it into several partitions.
After this,I reboot my board and see all the partitions is there.
Then I 'mke2fs' on /dev/hda1,after this, when using 'fdisk' again,
I found all partitions gone! At this time,I could not access /dev/hda1
any more.However, I could 'mount /dev/hda /opt', it really worked,and
I could create/read/write/erase files in it.

I dumped the first sector of Hard disk and found that it has been
zeroed.Now I dont know what the problem is,since I am not familiar
with fs parts of linux kernel,and I dont know what 'mke2fs' has done.

Any advice?


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin D. Kissell []
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 6:47 AM
To: Mark and Janice Juszczec;
Subject: Re: r3000 instruction set

Kaffe's makefiles won't pick up on configuration changes, so any time
you re-configure for a different engine or debug level, you need to do
a make clean. At least, that's the way it was the last time I worked on it. If you had a partial build with JIT, then changed to intrp, then you could
get all kinds of strange behavior.  The address range of your error us a
dead giveaway.  It's too high to be the kaffe code segment, but too low
to be a shared library.  It's where I'd expect the heap to be, and where
I remember the JIT buffers being allocated when I was trying to debug
that stuff.

> Its been a few weeks since I built this version of kaffe. The configure > output says I did specify --with-engine=intrp. I'll delete the compiled > stuff, reconfigure (double checking that I give it --with-engine=intrp),
 > recompile and retest.
 > I'll post my results.
 > Mark
 > >From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
> >To: "Mark and Janice Juszczec" <>, > ><>
 > >CC: <>, <>, <>
 > >Subject: Re: r3000 instruction set
 > >Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 18:21:19 +0100
 > >
 > > > Someone suggested posting the message I get.  Here it is:
 > > >
 > > > >./kaffe-bin FirstClass
 > > > [kaffe-bin:6] Illgal instruction 674696a at 2abb034, ra=2adbffd0,
 > > > P0_STATUS=0000500
 > > > pid 6: killed (signal 4)
 > > > >Reading command line: Try again
 > > > Kernel panic: Attmpted to kill int!
 > >
 > >Let me guess.  You are running little-endian.  The instruction word
 > >in memory would be 0x6a697406.  Do you think it's a coincidence
 > >that 0x6a6974 spells "jit" in ASCII?  ;o)
 > >
 > >The reported address range looks like that where kaffe builds its
 > >JITted instruciton buffers in MIPS/Linux.  And, like I say, JIT is
> >somewhat broken for MIPS in Kaffe. Which version of the kaffe sources > >are you building, and have you tried configuring with --with-engine=intrp
 > >as I suggested?
 > >
 > >             Regards,
 > >
 > >             Kevin K.
 > _________________________________________________________________
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Command (? for help): p
        #                    type name                length   base    ( size ) 
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                   63 @ 1       ( 31.5k) 
 Partition map
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