Re: compiling kernel on EB SX164
On Tuesday 18 March 2003 08:02 am, Jure Buble wrote:
> did anyone succesfully boot kernel 2.4.18 on SX 164 EB?
> I can compile kernel, but am unable to boot. The machine hangs
> on unable to mount root FS.
> Yes I assumed that i have something wrong in the kernel
> config, but whatever i do machine wont boot. I also upgraded
> to gcc 3.2, but even that did not help.
It could be the issue you're having is a common EB164 DMA bug.
This patch works around it.
The issue is described at:
http://skarpsey.dyndns.org/alpha-lfs/alpha.html (search for
In any case the patch should be harmless to apply, even if it
doesn't fix your problem. I've got it applied even though I
don't suffer from this issue.
> Is it possible that i have problems beacuse i use AlphaBios
> and not SRM?
Possibly, but IIRC AlphaBIOS+MILO should be able to handle that
kernel. It's usually preferable to switch to SRM anyways, of
"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does
it still cost four figures to fix?"