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SubjectRe: Broken "make install" in 2.6.14-git1
At 04:19 PM 10/30/2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
>larry.finger@att.net (Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net) wrote:
> >
> > -------------- Original message ----------------------
> > From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
> > > larry.finger@att.net (Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net) wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The changes introduced the commit
> 596c96ba05e5d56e72451e02f93f4e15e17458df
> > > break the initrd building step of the "make install" process.
> The console output
> > > is as follows:
> > >
> > > I'm unable to locate that commit, perhaps due to a local lack
> of gittiness.
> > >
> > > Can you describe the patch less cryptically?
> > >
> >
> > I'm not very good with git. All that bisect visualize shows for
> the patch is the following:
> >
> > Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org> 2005-10-29 16:02:16
> > Committer: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org> 2005-10-29 16:02:16
> > Parent: e9d52234e35b27ea4ea5f2ab64ca47b1a0c740ab (Merge branch
> 'upstream' of git://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/upstream-linus)
> >
> > Obviously, it consists of a number of patches, but I don't know
> how to elaborate. Is there some git command to get the full description?
>
>Yes, that's a sort of empty marker which indicates the point at which Linus
>merged the MIPS git tree. It's rather bad of git-bisect if it told you
>that this was offending patch.
>
> > > > >sudo make install
> > > > CHK include/linux/version.h
> > > > CHK include/linux/compile.h
> > > > SKIPPED include/linux/compile.h
> > > > CHK usr/initramfs_list
> > > > Kernel: arch/i386/boot/bzImage is ready (#97)
> > > > sh /home/finger/kernel/linux/arch/i386/boot/install.sh
> 2.6.14-g596c96ba
> > > arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map "/boot"
> > > > Root device: /dev/hda6 (mounted on / as reiserfs)
> > > > Module list: via82cxxx processor thermal fan reiserfs
> > > >
> > > > Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14-g596c96ba
> > > > Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.6.14-g596c96ba
> > > > Shared libs: lib/ld-2.3.5.so lib/libblkid.so.1.0 lib/libc-2.3.5.so
> > > lib/libselinux.so.1 lib/libuuid.so.1.2
> > > > Driver modules: via82cxxx processor thermal fan reiserfs
> > > > Filesystem modules:
> > > > Including: klibc initramfs udev fsck.reiserfs
> > > > Bootsplash: SuSE (1024x768)
> > > > 8358 blocks
> > > > no record for '/block/hdc/uevent' in database
> > > > Use of uninitialized value in scalar chomp at
> > > > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7/Bootloader/Tools.pm line 139.
> > > > Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at
> > > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7/Bootloader/Tools.pm line 140.
> > > > ......
> > > >
> > > > I used git bisect to localize the bad commit. I also observed
> that if the
> > > kernel created /sys/block/hdc/uevent, it failed. If this "file"
> does not exist,
> > > the install worked.
> > >
> > > What does "it failed" mean? Is this the same bug, or a different one?
> >
> > Same bug. _make install_ fails if the uevent files are present.
> Sorry for the imprecision.
> >
>
>I don't know what'a happening here. What program is saying "no record for
>'/block/hdc/uevent' in database"?

The problem turned out to be in Bootloader/Tools.pm where the code
did not know how to handle the uevent files. Once I modified the perl
script to skip over uevent items, all is well.

Thanks for your attention to this matter, and I'm sorry to have
bothered the kernel group with a bug in a peripheral system.

Larry



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