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    SubjectRe: 2.5.26 broken on headless boxes
    On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 01:18:57PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    >> This is the 4th one of these I've seen in the last two days. Any chance
    >> of being able to compile with -g and get an addr2line on the EIP? I've
    >> tried to reproduce it myself, but haven't gotten it to happen yet.

    On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:32:08PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
    > seems fairly obvious what's happening with a couple of printks...
    > printk("visual_init: sw = %p, conswitchp = %p, currcons = %d, init = %d\n",
    > sw, conswitchp, currcons, init);
    > gets me the interesting fact that sw & conswitchp are both NULL.
    > later on, we call:
    > sw->con_init(vc_cons[currcons].d, init);
    > which seems like it would be the exact cause, no?

    Ugh, I should have been able to see this somehow...

    On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:32:08PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
    > now whether putting a:
    > if (!sw)
    > return;
    > call into visual_init or whether we should determine earlier never to
    > call visual_init, I don't know. The people who know about the console
    > have been conspicuously silent so far...

    To heck with waiting for them, if you can't boot because of it, I'd say
    push the patch.


    Cheers,
    Bill
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