Re: Use SMP kernel for Alpha (udeb) builds
On Sun, Dec 09, 2018 at 07:54:52AM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 12:01:23PM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 10:39:58PM +0100, Frank Scheiner wrote:
> > > On 12/7/18 22:06, Michael Cree wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 05:38:51PM +0100, Frank Scheiner wrote:
> > > > > As per  and our recent discussions the generic 4.x kernels seem to no
> > > > > longer work on Alpha machines which also renders any installer images using
> > > > > the generic 4.x kernels non-working.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, that was noted some time ago. A generic kernel does not boot
> > > > since about 3.13.
> > >
> > > Must be after 3.16 because a Debian 3.16 generic kernel still worked on my
> > > PWS 500au back in 2017 or even earlier.
> > Confirmed. 3.16 generic boots but 3.18 generic does not on XP1000.
> > The reason I did not bisect at the time is that there were build errors
> > in the kernel about 3.17 and 3.18 but I think I now know how to work
> > around those so shall proceed to bisect.
> Bisection leads to:
> dca496451bddea9aa87b7510dc2eb413d1a19dfd is the first bad commit
Actually I am not so sure about that. It appears that sometimes a
bad kernel can boot which might have lead me astray. That commit
after failing once (assuming I did not make a mistake in the
bisection) is now booting...