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SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.6.23-rc3 can't see sd partitions on Alpha

* Bob Tracy <rct@frus.com> wrote:

> > Current state of the source tree is the 6f37ac... version, so I'll
> > start backing out the above diffs in related groups and continue
> > until I've got a working kernel. For lack of an obvious target,
> > I'll start with the seemingly innocuous change to sysctl_check.c.
> > I'll report back when I've got something.
>
> That was quick :-). Backing out the sysctl_check.c diff gives me a
> working kernel. Beats the #$%@! out of me how/why, though.
>
> Michael Cree: could you try backing out the diff below from your
> 2.6.24-rc3 tree and see if things are now working for you?
>
> Here's "uname -a", just to confirm (maybe) I'm running on what I say
> works:
>
> Linux smirkin 2.6.24-rc2-g6f37ac79-dirty #2 Fri Dec 7 08:03:12 CST 2007 alpha
>
> Here's the diff I backed out (patch -R). It's short...
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl_check.c b/kernel/sysctl_check.c
> index 5a2f2b2..4abc6d2 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl_check.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl_check.c
> @@ -738,7 +738,7 @@ static struct trans_ctl_table trans_net_table[] = {
> { NET_ROSE, "rose", trans_net_rose_table },
> { NET_IPV6, "ipv6", trans_net_ipv6_table },
> { NET_X25, "x25", trans_net_x25_table },
> - { NET_TR, "tr", trans_net_tr_table },
> + { NET_TR, "token-ring", trans_net_tr_table },
> { NET_DECNET, "decnet", trans_net_decnet_table },
> /* NET_ECONET not used */
> { NET_SCTP, "sctp", trans_net_sctp_table },

reverting this makes the kernel image shorter by 8 bytes - so perhaps
some alignment issue somewhere? Or something gets overflown? Does any of
this get actually used by your bootup?

Ingo


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