Re: I've yet to get a 2.4 kernel to work on my DS20
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Edgar Denny wrote:
> > I've just attempted to get the 2.4.6 kernel working on my 2 CPU
> > DS20 Alphaserver. It compiled, which was an advance on 2.4.5, but
> > every 2.4 kernel that I've tried, I always get the same error. The
> > boot process stops with:
> > Trace: 81001c
> > Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill idle task!
> > In idle task - not syncing
> > If I disable SMP I can get a kernel to boot.
> > I've tried both the default debian, and the new gcc-3.0 compiler
> > with the same result.
> > Can anybody help?
> Yes :-) I had the same trouble (UP2000 dual EV67 667MHz) and have a patch
> on my work machine that I'll post when I get to work. There's a function
> in arch/alpha/kernel/smp.c that used to be used to set the cacheflush_time
> var for the scheduler, but the 2.4 scheduler doesn't require it
> anymore. The function (smp_tune_scheduler()) is totally uneeded in 2.4
> and seems to cause problems. Removing the function call from
> smp_boot_cpus() should allow you to boot SMP.
> Again, I'll send you a patch when I get in (actually, I'll post it to the
> list and send it in to the kernel list).
Thankyou very much.