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    SubjectRe: 2.1.91 compile failure
    On Thu, 26 Mar 1998, Mike Perry wrote:

    > I just tried to compile kernel 2.1.91 (patched from 2.1.88), and I got the
    > following error:
    > make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1/arch/i386/kernel'
    > gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -D__ASSEMBLY__ -traditional -c head.S
    > -o head.o
    > /tmp/cca07945.s: Assembler messages:
    > /tmp/cca07945.s:946: Warning: Repeat < 0, .fill ignored
    > /tmp/cca07945.s:1144: Error: attempt to .org/.space backwards? (-4)
    > /tmp/cca07945.s:1144: Internal error!
    > Assertion failure in write_contents at write.c line 1086.
    > Please report this bug.
    > make[1]: *** [head.o] Error 1
    > make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1/arch/i386/kernel'
    > make: *** [linuxsubdirs] Error 2
    I got bitten by this one a while back, in the config ther is an option for
    maximum memory in the system, this is set to 1024_*MB*_ to begin with.

    It's a safe assumption to say that you do not have more than 1GB memory,
    so that option should be good at 1024...

    I read that option and put 65536 thinking that was the correct size... boy
    was I wrong.... :)


    Mark Szlaga
    /dev/hdb5 - 0.5Gb of spinning metal, all alone in the night...

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