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Re: new kernel-images for Woody available

On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 12:03, Othmar Pasteka wrote:
> Short summary: please test the Woody kernel-image.debs at
> http://www.tron.at/debian/arm/native/

I tried booting your "netwinder" kernel on my CATS, using the new
cyclone.  This initially failed because of the new compatibility gloop
for old NeTTroms which forces the netwinder architecture number.  We
should turn this back off, since Debian doesn't support really old
netwinder firmware (our previous kernels didn't have this in).  I've
appended a crude patch to do this.

With that fixed, it booted as far as "POSIX conformance testing by
UNIFIX" and hung.  I don't know what's wrong there, but it doesn't seem
all that likely to be CATS specific.

I then compiled a kernel from CVS using the same .config.  That one
booted fine, though I needed to turn on ext3 in .config so it could
mount my root filesystem.  It'd probably be a good idea to enable that
by default nowadays.


Index: boot/compressed/Makefile
RCS file: /cvs/pub/kernel/armlinux/arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.26.2.4 Makefile
--- boot/compressed/Makefile	2002/10/09 01:06:53
+++ boot/compressed/Makefile	2003/01/19 15:09:06
@@ -26,9 +26,9 @@
-OBJS		+= head-netwinder.o
+#OBJS		+= head-netwinder.o
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARCH_SHARK),y)
 OBJS		+= head-shark.o ofw-shark.o
Index: kernel/head-armv.S
RCS file: /cvs/pub/kernel/armlinux/arch/arm/kernel/head-armv.S,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.40.2.2 head-armv.S
--- kernel/head-armv.S	2002/10/09 01:06:55
+++ kernel/head-armv.S	2003/01/19 15:09:06
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@
  *     ideal, but in this case, it should ONLY set r0 and r1 to the
  *     appropriate value.
+#if 0 //defined(CONFIG_ARCH_NETWINDER)
  * Compatability cruft for old NetWinder NeTTroms.  This
  * code is currently scheduled for destruction in 2.5.xx

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