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Re: busybox does not like 2.4.8, or the other way around?

To: Jun Sun <>
Subject: Re: busybox does not like 2.4.8, or the other way around?
From: Karsten Merker <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:30:07 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from on Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 06:21:49PM -0700
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On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 06:21:49PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:

> I have a small busybox userland that works fine with 2.4.2 kernel, but failed
> with the latest 2.4.8 kernel.  The symptom is that it is stuck at the
> following prompt:

[busybox waiting for keypress]

> A simple test shows the console is still working, i.e., pressing a key *does*
> generate an interrupt and ISR *does* read the correct char value.
> I really cannot think of anything else that might make busybox stuck here. 
> Any clue?  Anybody else is using busybox with more recent kernels?

I have a smilar problem on my DECstation. Using 2.4.8 with the Debian
boot-floppies (based on busybox), the machine hangs when waiting for
the first keypress after the splash screen.
When booting 2.4.8 with my "normal" installation into single user mode,
I get a shell prompt, but cannot enter anything. I first thought of
a problem with the DECstation keyboard driver, but the same happens
on serial console. I have tested various kernel version with regard
to this - the last one working for me is 2.4.5.
When booting my "normal" installation with 2.4.8 into multiuser mode,
the machine crashes somewhere in the init scripts.

Is your box little or big endian?

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