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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Refactoring exit
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Hi Geert,

On 29/06/21 7:17 am, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> The warning is printed when using filesys-ELF-2.0.x-1400K-2.gz,
>>> which is a very old ramdisk from right after the m68k a.out to ELF
>>> transition:
>>>
>>> warning: process `update' used the obsolete bdflush system call
>>> Fix your initscripts?
>>>
>>> I still boot it, once in a while.
>> OK; you take the cake. That ramdisk came to mind when I thought about
>> where I'd last seen bdflush, but I've not used it in ages (not sure 14
>> MB are enough for that).
> Of course it will work on your 14 MiB machine! It fits on a floppy, _after_
> decompression. It was used by people to install Linux on the hard disks
> of their beefy m68k machines, after they had set up the family Christmas
> tree, in December 1996.
Been there, done that. Wrote the HOWTO for ext2 filesystem byte-swapping.
> I also have a slightly larger one, built from OpenWRT when I did my first
> experiments on that. Unlike filesys-ELF-2.0.x-1400K-2.gz, it does open
> a shell on the serial console, so it is more useful to me.
>
>> The question then is - will bdflush fail gracefully, or spin retrying
>> the syscall?
> Will add to my todo list...
> BTW, you can boot this ramdisk on ARAnyM, too.

True. I can't find that ramdisk image anywhere - if you can point me to
some archive, I'll give that a try.

Cheers,

    Michael


>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>

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