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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test2-mm5 working on ppc
Paul Mackerras <> wrote:
> This patch gets 2.6.0-test2-mm5 to boot on my G3 powerbook. The first
> problem was that we had dev_t in struct stat, thus userland became
> unhappy when dev_t changed size.


> The second problem was that sys_mknod got changed to take an unsigned
> int rather than a dev_t, but we were still calling it with a dev_t
> argument in init/do_mounts.h and init/initramfs.c. That might sorta
> work on x86 but it doesn't on ppc. My solution to that is to export
> and use do_mknod instead.

Well yes. The reason for this problem is that people keep on putting
function prototypes into .c files.

I might add that the major sinners are maintainers of non-ia32

> Of course the do_mknod prototype should
> really go in a header somewhere but I was too lazy to do that.

I'll find somewhere to tuck it. Thanks for working all that out.

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