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SubjectRe: [VM/MEMORY-SICKNESS] 2.4.15-pre7 kmem_cache_create invalid opcode
Which kernel version?  Neither NWFS or SCI will build against "stock"
installed kernel sources provided with Seawolf.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ledford" <>
To: "Jeff Merkey" <>
Cc: "Arjan van de Ven" <>;
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [VM/MEMORY-SICKNESS] 2.4.15-pre7 kmem_cache_create invalid

> Jeff Merkey wrote:
> >>Have you even looked at the kernel-source RPM ?
> >>
> >
> > Yes. I based a Linux distribution on RedHat's 6.2 last year, and I am
> > **VERY** familiar with your anaconda installer and kernel.src.rpm build
> > modules. I know the 7.X stuff got a hell of a lot better, but customers
> > still have to sterilize the build area are your rpm gets installed in
> > to build external kernel modules.
> <sigh> Again, this isn't true. I build modules against our
> kernel-source RPM tree all the time, and I *never* do a make distclean.
> If I did, it would screw the tree permanently. If you are basing your
> arguments about what you saw with 6.2, then you are sorely out of date
> (hell, that was still a 2.2 kernel system). Things have improved a lot
> since then. The one overridding rule of working with a tree like we
> ship though, is *NEVER* do anything in the tree itself. That tree is
> assembled to provide *ALL* the kernel versions and includes for all the
> kernels we ship. However, even doing a make dep in the tree will blow
> important parts away. Download my module build kit and see what I'm
> talking about because you currently obviously *don't* know what I'm
> talking about.
> --
> Doug Ledford <>
> Please check my web site for aic7xxx updates/answers before
> e-mailing me about problems

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