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SubjectRe: [VM/MEMORY-SICKNESS] 2.4.15-pre7 kmem_cache_create invalid opcode
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This happens as well with the SCI drivers, which are not dependant on any
patches.

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Abbey" <linux@cabbey.net>
To: "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@vger.timpanogas.org>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: [VM/MEMORY-SICKNESS] 2.4.15-pre7 kmem_cache_create invalid
opcode


> Today, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > [...] I went back
> > over how I did the build, and this is the result of the build
> > if you have unpacked, patched, then run "make oldconfig." If I
> > do a "make dep" then this problem does not occur, [....]
>
> umm... lemme see if I understand you correctly, you patched the
> kernel and soemthing breaks if you don't run make dep after
> patching? Unless you can prove 100% that nothing in that
> patch affects the dependency structure of the code, nor any of
> the other things that are generated during the make dep stage,
> then what we have here is user error. The directions say, quite
> clearly, make oldconfig, make dep, make vmlinux, etc. Unless my
> memory is totally shot tonight the last thing make oldconfig
> spits out is in fact the direction to run make dep.
>
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