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Re: DECstation: linux-2.1.99 is out!

Subject: Re: DECstation: linux-2.1.99 is out!
From: "Paul M. Antoine" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 15:54:17 +1000
Organization: Softway Pty Ltd
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Harald wrote that he'd been able to get his ramdisk image to load and
for his infinite loop program to run, with screen output looking like

> > Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 4096K size
> > RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> > VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> > Freeing unused kernel memory: 28k freed
> > Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> > do_page_fault[sh:1:7fffffb4:1:8007e950]
> > do_page_fault[sh:1:100100c0:1:800ddb94]
> > do_page_fault[sh:1:100100c0:1:800ddb94]
> > do_page_fault[sh:1:004000b0:0:004000b0]
> > do_page_fault[sh:1:004000b0:0:004000b0]
> and then silence.

...I have been able to upload the 2.1.99 kernel source (thanks Harald!)
and to compile it with gcc 2.7.2 and binutils 2.8.1 (thanks Michael!),
however the output I get is a little different:

  Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 4096K size

...then silence!!  So the ramdisk code doesn't seem to detect a valid
ramdisk image, though it doesn't seem to complain either.

Has anyone got a suggestion?  I will try a make clean and see if that

Paul (happily hacking his DECstation once more!)

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