RE: reiser4 kernel patch....
It was actually a build problem - a cassert() in coord.c triggers an odd
switch statement error (by design).
Essentially the author is trying to make certain that no new members were
added to the coord_t type.
At least in my environment, it failed to take into account that structure
packing on Alpha is by default different than on x86 machines.
I was able to add " __attribute__((packed))" to the end of the coord
structure and have it build (and work) fine.
I just wasn't sure where to report this, since it was contained in the
debian reiser4 patch to the debian 2.6.8 kernel sources.
From: Tyson Whitehead [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 3:13 PM
Cc: Thomas Evans; email@example.com
Subject: Re: reiser4 kernel patch....
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> I was trying out the reiser4 kernel patch and ran in a build-time
> assert on my Alpha machine.
I compiled stock 22.214.171.124 with the mm4 (Andrew Morton -- includes Reiser 4)
patch set. Didn't have any compile time problems. Don't actually try the
resulting drivers though, so don't know about runtime.
Maybe you want to try that. I also have a vague recollection, from reading
newsgroups, about something about needing to having to have the new 8K
enabled (or something like that) -- don't know any details.
Tyson Whitehead (-firstname.lastname@example.org -- WSC-)
Computer Engineer Dept. of Applied Mathematics,
Graduate Student- Applied Mathematics University of Western Ontario,
GnuPG Key ID# 0x8A2AB5D8 London, Ontario, Canada
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