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SubjectRe: Alpha compile problem solved by Andrea (pte_alloc)
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 05:34:01AM +0200, Magnus Naeslund(f) wrote:
> Hello yesterday i installed redhat6.2 on our little alpha server over here.
> It's an Ruffian EV56 system, and a hand upgraded redhat to be able to cope
> with 2.4.
>
> I got an compile error that told me that pte_alloc was declared wrong in
> some files..
> Then in the back of my mind i figured that Andrea does a lot of alpha work,
> so i grepped after pte_alloc in his patches.
>
> I found:
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/patches/v2.4/2.4.3/alpha
> -numa-2
>
> Now my kernel compiled, and it works great. (Thanks Andrea :))
> Just a little gotcha if anyone gets this problem (now it's in the mail
> archives, where i didnt find it).
>
> Andrea:
> Is that patch harmless, or is it experimental?

The patch is ready for production. I just submitted it two times to
Linus but no luck so far. However alternate patches are been merged in
Linus's tree recently and they fix the compile problems at least.

> Is there any other patches you recommend me to apply to my kernel?

specifically for the alpha (but of course ok for x86 kernels too) in
order against pre7:

ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.4pre7aa1/00_alpha-numa-6
ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.4pre7aa1/00_numa-sched-5
ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.4pre7aa1/00_alpha-tlb-page-sym-1
ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.4pre7aa1/00_softirq-SMP-fixes-2
ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.4pre7aa1/00_rwsem-10

Andrea
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