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Re: init cannot spawn shell

To: Andre.Messerschmidt@infineon.com
Subject: Re: init cannot spawn shell
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 14:09:14 +0000
Cc: ashlesha@kenati.com, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 07:45:25AM +0100, Andre.Messerschmidt@infineon.com 
wrote:

> > I m sure that the endianness is not an issue - everything is big 
> > endian.
> 
> We had some problem in the past, where the reverse endianess bit was
> set, that would result in a crash when the system starts init. Not sure
> what bootloader you are using, but maybe it is worth checking the RE bit
> in CP0.STATUS, since otherwise your userspace applications will run in
> little endian.

This was fixed in February for 2.6.16 already.  Also Ashleha is using
a different CPU ...

  Ralf

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