Re: Alpha: aboot rescue disk
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Falk Hueffner <email@example.com> writes:
> > currently, the rescue disk for Alphas with SRM/aboot doesn't work
> > because e2writeboot fails. The first problem is that e2writeboot
> > doesn't return a nonzero status on failure so this will go unnotified;
> > I've tried filing a bug about this but the BTS is down.
> > It fails because the disk is too full; it needs a continuos empty area
> > and can't find one.
> Which disk? The RAM disk of root.bin ? The target disk we're
> installing to?
The Rescue disks, yes.
> > First, it might help to install it onto the empty
> > disk, when finding a continuos area is not a problem. I'll look into
> > that. Then I wonder if the sys_map.gz (77k) is actually needed, or was
> > it put there just because it fits so nicely?
> Oh, you must be talking about the rescue disk.
> Sys_map files are needed for kernel symbol debugging. This file is
> needed more after installation (kernel debugging) rather than during
> > There's already a special case for some arch's not to add it, can I
> > just include Alpha?
> > P. S. the mklibs.sh libm trick didn't seem to work
> Meaning -- didn't reduce far enough?
Not at all, or hardly anything. About 580K more than the 3K mklibs.py
> > so everybody building boot disks for Alpha should try mklibs.py,
> > which is in CVS now.