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Re: 2.4.x with SMP on Alpha

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Major A wrote:

> I'm just wondering what experiences you guys have with linux kernel
> 2.4.x configured for SMP on Alpha (UP2000/DP264). I tried the latest
> two:
> - 2.4.10: seems to fail to define the macro atomic_dec_and_lock
>   (linux/spinlock.h) in various files like kernel/fork.c, resulting in
>   undefined symbols. I think that linux/spinlock.h should be included
>   (I followed the #include-s), but it isn't for some subtle reason.
> - 2.4.9: bug in the pc_keyb driver, can be fixed with an extra
>   #include, but even then some modules get undefined symbols (same as
>   in 2.4.10).
> Therefore I cannot run any of these kernels. The rest of the software
> on this computer is a Debian potato (gcc 2.95.2).

Never got to try either on an SMP system.  I think the newest I tried was
2.4.6 before I lost access to the UP2k.  What modules are you having
problems with?


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