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Re: Problem booting malta with 2.4.33-rc1

To: Yoichi Yuasa <yoichi_yuasa@tripeaks.co.jp>
Subject: Re: Problem booting malta with 2.4.33-rc1
From: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 11:09:36 +0100
Cc: Kishore K <hellokishore@gmail.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Yoichi Yuasa wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Mon, 7 Aug 2006 12:01:43 +0530
> "Kishore K" <hellokishore@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > When trying to bring up Malta (4KC) board with 2.4.33-rc1 from linux-mips,
> > the kernel crashes. Boot log is enclosed along with this mail. I am using
> > the tool chain based on gcc 3.3.6, uClibc-0.9.27, binutils 2.14.90.0.8.
> > When the same tool chain is used for 2.4.31 kernel, the board comes up
> > without any issues.
> > 
> > Observed the same issue with tool chain based on gcc 3.4.4, uClibc-0.9.28,
> > binutils 2.15.94. Same result is observed even with  Malta 24KEC and
> > 2.4.33-rc1 kernel.
> > 
> > Does any one observe the same behaviour ? Am I missing something obvious
> > here ?
> 
> I have seen the same problem with gcc 3.4.4 mipssde-6.03.01-20051114 and
>  binutils 2.15.94 mipssde-6.03.01-20051114 with 2.6.6 kernel.
> gcc 3.3.2 and binutils 2.14.90.0.8 20040114 has no problem with same kernel.

Linux 2.4 has known issues with gcc 3.4 and higher, gcc 3.3 is the last
recommended version. The Malta configuration was fixed at some point to
work with 3.4, other configurations weren't.

The usual recommendation is an upgrade to a reasonably recent Linux 2.6. :-)


Thiemo

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