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SubjectRe: kbuild 2.5.26 - arch/alpha
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On Tuesday 23 July 2002 13:01, Martin Brulisauer wrote:
> On 23 Jul 2002, at 11:05, George France wrote:
> > that version for a while until it is stable. In the past few months most
> > of the efforts have been spent on 2.4.9. Currently there have been
> > discussions in regard to:
> >
> > 1) porting all those patches for 2.4.9 forward to 2.4.[18-19] and 2.5.x.
>
> I am currently running 2.4.18 from SuSE without any (major)
> problems. I found it here:
> ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/sf/axp/7.1/RPMS/kernel-source-
> 2.4.18.SuSE-0.alpha.rpm.
> Then I took arch/alpha/kernel/core_cia.c from version 2.4.12
> (the current version does not run on XLT's booting with MILO;
> the latest one is 2.4.12).

I have not tried Stefan's 2.4.18 kernel. I am glad to hear that it works for
you. I will give it a try.

> > 2) taking a look at the latest 2.5.x in the next few weeks, as we are
> > aware that 2.5.x does not compile on Alpha.
>
> Hopefully I can fix core_cia.c to run on XLT's (it's hard to find any
> documentation on this toppic) and arch/alpha/kernel/setup.c for
> machines booting with linload.exe/MILO because the hwrpb
> struct is built by MILO and does not match the one booting from
> SRM (eg. empty percpu struct resulting in a cpucount of zero
> in /proc/cpuinfo).

I am not very familiar with the XLT systems. Maybe Jay can help. He has been
working on Alpha systems for a very long time.

Jay, do you have any suggestions???

Best Regards,


--George
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