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Oops, sorry..

I submitted that patch because newer as emits a warning, but I guess that's
the lesser of two evils, huh?

Regards -- Andy


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Brownfield [mailto:brownfld@irridia.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 7:41 PM
> To: Marcelo Tosatti
> Cc: lkml
> Subject: Re: Linux 2.4.17-pre6
> Importance: High
>
>
> At the end of a -pre6 bzImage compile I'm getting this:
>
> gcc -E -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.17-pre6/include
> -D__BIG_KERNEL__ -D__ASSEMBLY__ -traditional
> -DSVGA_MODE=NORMAL_VGA setup.S -o bsetup.s
> as -o bsetup.o bsetup.s
> bsetup.s: Assembler messages:
> bsetup.s:1857: Error: suffix or operands invalid for `lcall'
> make[1]: *** [bsetup.o] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.17-pre6/arch/i386/boot'
> make: *** [bzImage] Error 2
>
> It looks like the following patch from -pre6 causes compiles
> to fail for
> me:
>
>
> --- linux-2.4.16/arch/i386/boot/setup.S Fri Nov 9 19:58:02 2001
> +++ linux/arch/i386/boot/setup.S Fri Dec 7 16:53:24 2001
> @@ -539,7 +539,7 @@
> cmpw $0, %cs:realmode_swtch
> jz rmodeswtch_normal
>
> - lcall %cs:realmode_swtch
> + lcall *%cs:realmode_swtch
>
> jmp rmodeswtch_end
>
>
> Now granted, I'm a little behind:
>
> % gcc -v
> Reading specs from
> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.91.66/specs
> gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
> % ld -v
> GNU ld version 2.9.5 (with BFD 2.9.5.0.22)
>
> But do we really want to prevent RH6.2 (for example) from
> compiling 2.4
> at this late stage? 2.95.3 became the minimum _after_ 2.4
> was released,
> I now notice in Changes.
>
> I'm reverting this patchlet for now, but I'm unsure if this will cause
> functionality issues. Any input would be appreciated.
>
> I could shift to 2.95.3, but with 3.0 "around the corner",
> I'm hesitant
> to spend the additional testing time. Not a huge deal, but...
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Ken.
> brownfld@irridia.com
>
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 07:38:23PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> |
> | Hi,
> |
> | Some critical stuff this time: Notably the multithread
> coredump deadlock
> | fix and the copy_user_highpage fix for some architectures...
> |
> | pre6:
> |
> | - ISDN fixes (Kai
> Germaschewski)
> | - Eicon driver updates (Kai
> Germaschewski)
> | - ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
> | - Fix multithread coredump deadlock (Manfred Spraul)
> | - Support /dev/kmem access to vmalloc space (Marc Boucher)
> | - ext3 fixes/enhancements (Andrew Morton)
> | - Add IT8172G driver to Config.in/Makefile (Giacomo Catenazzi)
> | - Configure.help update (Eric
> S. Raymond)
> | - Create __devexit_p() function and use that on
> | drivers which need it to make it possible to
> | use newer binutils (Keith Owens)
> | - Make PCMCIA compile without PCI support (Paul Mackerras)
> | - Use copy_user_highpage instead copy_highpage
> | on COW path. (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Cacheline align some more performance
> | critical spinlocks (Anton
> Blanchard)
> | - sonypi driver update
> (Michael C.B. Ashley/Bob Donnelly)
> | - direct render for some SiS cards (Torsten Duwe/Alan Cox)
> | - full handling of the NFSv3 'jukebox' feature (Trond Myklebust)
> | - NFS performance improvements (Trond
> Myklebust)
> | - More parport fixes (Tim Waugh)
> | - Fix lots of core NCR5380 bugs (Alan Cox)
> | - NCR5380/PAS driver update (Alan Cox)
> | - Add aacraid to the SCSI list (Alan Cox)
> | - fdomain driver fixes (Alan Cox)
> |
> |
> | pre5:
> |
> | - 8139too fixes (Andreas Dilger)
> | - sym53c8xx_2 update (Gerard Roudier)
> | - loopback deadlock bugfix (Jan Kara)
> | - Yet another devfs update (Richard Gooch)
> | - Enable K7 SSE (John Clemens)
> | - Make grab_cache_page return NULL instead
> | ERR_PTR: callers expect NULL on failure (Christoph Hellwig)
> | - Make ide-{disk-floppy} compile without
> | PROCFS support (Robert Love)
> | - Another ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
> | - indent NCR5380.{c,h}, g_NCR5380.{c,h}, plus
> | NCR5380 fix (Alan Cox)
> | - SPARC32/64 update (David S. Miller)
> | - Fix atyfb warnings (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Make bootmem init code correctly align
> | bootmem data (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Networking updates (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Fix scanning luns > 7 on SCSI-3 devices (Michael Clark)
> | - Add sparse lun hint for Chaparral G8324
> | Fibre-SCSI controller (Michael Clark)
> | - Really apply sg changes (me)
> | - Parport updates (Tim Waugh)
> | - ReiserFS updates (Vladimir V. Saveliev)
> | - Make AGP code scan all kinds of devices:
> | they are not always video ones (Alan Cox)
> | - EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS in floppy.c (Alan Cox)
> | - Pentium IV Hyperthreading support (Alan Cox)
> |
> | pre4:
> |
> | - Added missing tcp_diag.c and tcp_diag.h (me)
> |
> | pre3:
> |
> | - Enable ppro errata workaround (Dave Jones)
> | - Update tmpfs documentation (Christoph Rohland)
> | - Fritz!PCIv2 ISDN card support (Kai Germaschewski)
> | - Really apply ymfpci changes (Pete Zaitcev)
> | - USB update (Greg KH)
> | - Adds detection of more eepro100 cards (Troy A. Griffitts)
> | - Make ftruncate64() compliant with SuS (Andrew Morton)
> | - ATI64 fb driver update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> | - Coda fixes (Jan Harkes)
> | - devfs update (Richard Gooch)
> | - Fix ad1848 breakage in -pre2 (Alan Cox)
> | - Network updates (David S. Miller)
> | - Add cramfs locking (Christoph Hellwig)
> | - Move locking of page_table_lock on expand_stack
> | before accessing any vma field (Manfred Spraul)
> | - Make time monotonous with gettimeofday (Andi Kleen)
> | - Add MODULE_LICENSE(GPL) to ide-tape.c (Mikael Pettersson)
> | - Minor cs46xx ioctl fix (Thomas Woller)
> |
> | pre2:
> |
> | - Remove userland header from bonding driver (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Create a SLAB for page tables on i386
> (Christoph Hellwig)
> | - Unregister devices at shaper unload time (David S. Miller)
> | - Remove several unused variables from various
> | places in the kernel (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Fix slab code to not blindly trust cc_data():
> | it may be not valid on some platforms (David
> S. Miller)
> | - Fix RTC driver bug (David
> S. Miller)
> | - SPARC 32/64 update (David
> S. Miller)
> | - W9966 V4L driver update (Jakob Jemi)
> | - ad1848 driver fixes (Alan
> Cox/Daniel T. Cobra)
> | - PCMCIA update (David Hinds)
> | - Fix PCMCIA problem with multiple PCI busses (Paul Mackerras)
> | - Correctly free per-process signal struct (Dave McCracken)
> | - IA64 PAL/signal headers cleanup (Nathan Myers)
> | - ymfpci driver cleanup (Pete Zaitcev)
> | - Change NLS "licenses" to be "GPL/BSD" instead
> | only BSD. (Robert Love)
> | - Fix serial module use count (Russell King)
> | - Update sg to 3.1.22
> (Douglas Gilbert)
> | - ieee1394 update (Ben Collins)
> | - ReiserFS fixes (Nikita Danilov)
> | - Update ACPI documentantion (Patrick Mochel)
> | - Smarter atime update (Andrew Morton)
> | - Correctly mark ext2 sb as dirty and sync it (Andrew Morton)
> | - IrDA update (Jean
> Tourrilhes)
> | - Count locked buffers at
> | balance_dirty_state(): Helps interactivity under
> | heavy IO workloads (Andrew Morton)
> | - USB update (Greg KH)
> | - ide-scsi locking fix (Christoph Hellwig)
> |
> | pre1:
> |
> | - Change USB maintainer (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
> | - Speeling fix for rd.c (From
> Ralf Baechle's tree)
> | - Updated URL for bigphysmem patch in v4l docs (Adrian Bunk)
> | - Add buggy 440GX to broken pirq blacklist (Arjan Van de Ven)
> | - Add new entry to Sound blaster ISAPNP list (Arjan
> Van de Ven)
> | - Remove crap character from Configure.help (Niels Kristian
> Bech Jensen)
> | - Backout erroneous change to lookup_exec_domain (Christoph Hellwig)
> | - Update osst sound driver to 1.65 (Willem Riede)
> | - Fix i810 sound driver problems (Andris Pavenis)
> | - Add AF_LLC define in network headers
> (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
> | - block_size cleanup on some SCSI drivers (Erik Andersen)
> | - Added missing MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in some (Andreas Krennmair)
> | modules
> | - Add ->show_options() to super_ops and
> | implement NFS method (Alexander Viro)
> | - Updated i8k driver
> (Massimo Dal Zoto)
> | - devfs update (Richard Gooch)
> |
> |
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