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Re: IP32 - issues with last CVS snapshoot

To: "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@gentoo.org>
Subject: Re: IP32 - issues with last CVS snapshoot
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 02:54:00 +0100
Cc: Frederic TEMPORELLI - astek <ftemporelli@astek.fr>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 01:14:41PM -0500, Stephen P. Becker wrote:

> >First, there's something wrong with "make ip32_defconfig" which generate 
> >config file with "Kernel code model = 64-bit kernel" (MIPS64=y) but 
> >doesn't preselect  "Use 64-bit ELF format for building" (BUILD_ELF64=n)
> >doing so, "make" quickly generates an error:
> 
> O2 doesn't use 64-bit ELF format.  You have to use o64.  See the 
> arch/mips/Makefile portion of http://dev.gentoo.org/~geoman/cvs.diff for 
> the proper changes.  I'm willing to bet a lot of your problems will go 
> away if you stop using ELF64.  Such a kernel will boot, but it never 
> quite works right.  Not only that, but 64-bit kernels have had some 
> major problems in 2.6.11 so far that I'm not sure Ralf has completely 
> fixed just yet.  Last I knew swap still didn't work, so I bet that is 
> where your swap problem is coming from.

I fixed that also but it's still not stable.  As a test I did rebuild
e2fsutils and it did panic after a while.  So midnight oil to the rescue ...

  Ralf

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