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Re: Snapshot

To: Florian Lohoff <>
Subject: Re: Snapshot
From: Harald Koerfgen <>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 22:00:02 +0100 (MET)
Cc:,,, Ralf Baechle <>
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <>
On 09-Dec-99 Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 09:44:29PM -0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
>> I've put a snapshot of current CVS kernel sources into
> Short resume:
> Doesnt work on Decstation 5000/150 Mips R4000 ...
> Reboots immediatly after end of tftp download ...
> KN04 V2.1k    (PC: 0x8005c044, SP: 0x838a9de0)
> -tftp boot(3), bootp
> -tftp load 1222624+0+369568
> KN04 V2.1k    (PC: 0x8005c044, SP: 0x80047f78)
> -tftp boot(3), bootp
> -tftp load 1222624+0+369568
> So long ...

" 6.2 Self compiled kernels crash when booting.

When I build my own kernel, it crashes. On an Indy the crash message looks like
the following; the same problem hits other machines as well but may look
completely different. 


This problem is caused by a still unfixed bug in Binutils newer than version
2.7. As a workaround, change the following line in arch/mips/Makefile from: 

   LINKFLAGS       = -static -N

   LINKFLAGS       = -static"

BTW, little endian semaphores for R4xxx and TLB miss handlers for R3xxx are
broken in this snapshot. This is fixed since yesterday and 2.3.21 is happily
running on a /260 and a /133. If you want to play around with recent kernels I
suggest a fresh cvs checkout. Instructions can be found at the above URL.

Hope this helps.


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