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Re: nfblock vs udev

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:29:00PM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> Hi,
>>> Due to that type of work, hobbes is currently unavaliable as buildd, BTW.
>> Could you please test to see if debian's atari-bootstrap works on your
>> CT60?
> Tested this - when running the bootstrap from floppy as GEM program
> (calling it as bootstrap.prg), the system reboots spontaneously (and will
> run through a memtest after that, so it's really rather like a cold boot).
> Changing the name of the bootstrap to bootstrap.tos succeeds ib booting
> the kernel.

So it should be named bootstrap.tos or should that just be documented?

>> The atari-bootstrap binary hasn't been recompiled since sarge, but I
>> have an open bug report that it doesn't work with CT-60's.
>> Probably time to look into rebuilding that toolchain.
> The 6.0snapshot version that is in the archive probably is even identical
> to the one I used all along. I would suspect an interaction with NVDI or
> GEM rather than a bug in the bootstrap.
> One thing that struck me as odd: the decompression of the kernel image
> went a hell of a lot faster when run as GEM program. The kernel should be
> loaded to ST-RAm (-s flag) but it looked as though it wasn't.
> What details does the bug report give? Kernel hang, or reboot? The kernel
> hang was quite a common thing for me with Debian kernels due to the
> botched keyboard init. If the bug reporter has old hardware extensions
> that hang off the ACIAs, and reports a hang it may well be that my latest
> patch to linux-m68k will fix that symptom.

300730 is a hang, sounds like we can probably close it.

>  	Michael
> (Apologies if I seem unresponsive at this time - the mail system at my old
> lab is migrated to postfix by a new admin, and that often results in no
> mail going out for a few days ...)

Bummer. Maybe when he's done we can get q650's mail working again.
Running a buildd with email is a total drag.

Thanks for testing!



Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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