Ralf discovered and corrected this in his kernel source after several of us had
problems with his last publicly-available Indy kernel binary (8 December).
Since then no kernel binary or source has been posted to ftp.linux.sgi.com
(except linux-magnum-971229.tar.gz on 29 December). Maybe the fix is part of
what Ralf wanted help with before Christmas.
On Dec 21, 5:45pm, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> Subject: Mergeback
> can anybody else work a bit on merging things back to Linus for the
> next couple of days? I wont have very much time :-(
>-- End of excerpt from Ralf Baechle
On Jan 2, 6:59am, Andrew O'Brien wrote:
> Subject: Re: Please help - need a 4600 no L2 cache kernel asap
> On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Alex deVries wrote:
> > On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Andrew O'Brien wrote:
> > > I need to do some benchmarking on a SGI/Linux platform (an INDY) and I
> > > haven't been able to set up the cross-compilation environment correctly
> > > due to many factors. The benchmarks are needed by mid next week, so this
> > > is a kinda urgent call for help :)
> > Is there any reason the binaries on ftp.linux.sgi.com won't work?
> Yep - they were compiled assuming that a L2 cache was present - hence when
> it tries to flush the cache during init, the system hangs horribly.
> I wasn't the only one to be hit by this so I'm sure there is a binary
> floating around somewhere :)