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SubjectRe: Errors from pre2.0.14.
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	Do you see what you get if you don't RTFM before upgrading
from 1.2.13 to the latest pre2.0? More to come below...

James M. Cassidy wrote:
>
>
>
> I got pre2.0.14, got the kernel compile and installed fine. When I
> went to go to install it I got a few errors on boot-up that resemble:
>
>
> Going multiuser...
> SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
> SIOCSIFBRDADDR: No such device
> SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
> Starting daemons: syslogd klogd portmap inetd lpd
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 47 (lpd) with broken flock() emulation
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 49 (lpd) with broken flock() emulation
> Starting sendmail daemon (/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q 15m)...
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 57 (agetty) with broken flock() emulation
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 56 (agetty) with broken flock() emulation
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 60 (agetty) with broken flock() emulation
>
> I belive the SIOCIFADDR is caused by my bad configurattion of networking. So
> please just ignore that for now.
>
> The fcntl_setlk is caused by the new kernel. I did not compile the new
> kernel support flock system. I hope I don't have to compile that option
> to get many of my programs running cause I kind of don't like it and would
> prefer not to have it on myy system.

FAQ #1: To get rid of those messages, please upgrade to libc-5.2.18
for ELF and libc-4.7.6 for a.out and recompile all of your statically
linked binaries. Slackware 3.0 is old stuff you know (that's why I use
Red Hat 3.0.3, which has a good user base and developer support, as
well as readily-available contrib RPMs for Red Hat to work with the
newest kernels. He he.).

> Another error I get is when I do a 'ps'. And looks like the following:
>
> USER PID %CPU %MEM SIZE RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
> Floating exception
>
> I have no 387 processor but I did compile the kernel with the Math Emulator
> option. I even tried passing 'no387' to the kernel on startup to see if
> it was somehow detecting a 387 and I still got this error.

FAQ #2: This is old, old, old. Please upgrade to procps 0.99a!

> The third error I got was from trying to mount cdrom. I have a old style
> Mitsumi CD-ROM and I compiled that into the kernel. At startup it's
> detecting my CD-ROM at irq11 but I'm pretty sure it's on irq10.
>
> Anyways when I try to mount /dev/mcdx1 with a cd-rom that has computer
> stuff on track 1 and CD sound on the other tracks I get an opps error. I
> know mcdx1 is probably track 2 a CD sound track and it should not be mountable
> but I should be getting this nice big huge opps error as follows either:
>
> mice:/% mount -t msdos /dev/mcdx1 cdrom
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address c0000088
> current->tss.cr3 = 00615000, %cr3 = 00615000
> *pde = 00102067
> *pte = 00000027
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<0018d49b>]
> EFLAGS: 00010206
> eax: 00000001 ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00716f70
> esi: 001b1401 edi: 00716fb0 ebp: c0ed0000 esp: 00716d38
> ds: 0018 es: 0018 fs: 002b gs: 002b ss: 0018
> Process mount (pid: 115, process nr: 24, stackpage=00716000)
> Stack: 001bbf7c 001b1401 00716fb0 fffffff8 00716e6c 00000000 00000000 00000000
> 00000007 0000002b 00000001 00000004 08005be8 08005be8 08000000 0009e618
> 0008c280 00000003 08006014 08005be8 001f9be8 08000000 40085000 00555790
> Call Trace: [<00110955>] [<00115f03>] [<0010a36b>] [<001552c1>] [<001552db>] [<00155306>] [<001552c1>]
> [<001552db>] [<00155306>] [<00129941>] [<001299a0>] [<00129b71>] [<00129757>] [<00129c17>] [<00121d37>]
> [<00126bd5>] [<0010a3e2>]
> Code: 83 bb 88 00 00 00 00 75 10 b8 fa ff ff ff 5b 5e 5f 81 c4 00
> Segmentation fault
>
> I don't know if these errors are because of bad configuration on my part or
> errors in the kernel. But I sure would like to know how to fix them.

Okay, I admit this one isn't a FAQ. I have no solution for this one, I'm
afraid. You might want to look at Documentation/cdrom/mcd* for some
pointers on command-line parameters to get your interrupt settings right.
Otherwise, this is a kernel bug...

I'm sorry I was harsh on you. You should take the time to read the
files in the Documentation/ subdirectory before posting old, known
changes. And believe me, a LOT has changed in the 10 months between
Linux 1.2.13 and Linux pre2.0.14.

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