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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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