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Bug#266731: marked as done (Kernel needs a patch to boot on certain machines)

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From: Martin Loschwitz <madkiss@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Kernel needs a patch to boot on certain machines
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Package: kernel
Severity: normal
Tags: patch


I am writing this mail after having talked with Benjamin Herrenschmidt.
In Linux 2.6 kernels, there is a problem with some certain PowerPC boxen
which will panic immediately after boot. I observers this beahviour with
a PowerPC OldWorld from Apple (601 CPU, I think it's a "Power Macintosh
8200" or something). The root of all evil is a patch sent in by SUSE and
Benjamin provided me with a patch. It would make sense to apply it since
any 2.6 kernel will refuse to boot on machines like that without it. The
patch is attached. Thanks.


--- 1.59/arch/ppc/kernel/setup.c        2004-07-27 08:27:53 +10:00
+++ edited/arch/ppc/kernel/setup.c      2004-08-18 21:38:17 +10:00
@@ -484,6 +484,9 @@
        char *name;
        int offset;
+       if (of_stdout_device == NULL)
+               return -ENODEV;
        /* The user has requested a console so this is already set up. */
        if (strstr(saved_command_line, "console="))
                return -EBUSY;


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-rc2
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15

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Source: kernel-source-2.6.8
Source-Version: 2.6.8-3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
kernel-source-2.6.8, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-doc-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-patch-debian-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3.dsc
  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
  to pool/main/k/kernel-source-2.6.8/kernel-tree-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 266731@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Sven Luther <luther@debian.org> (supplier of updated kernel-source-2.6.8 package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:40:07 +0200
Source: kernel-source-2.6.8
Binary: kernel-source-2.6.8 kernel-doc-2.6.8 kernel-tree-2.6.8 kernel-patch-debian-2.6.8
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.6.8-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Sven Luther <luther@debian.org>
 kernel-doc-2.6.8 - Linux kernel specific documentation for version 2.6.8
 kernel-patch-debian-2.6.8 - Debian patches to Linux 2.6.8
 kernel-source-2.6.8 - Linux kernel source for version 2.6.8 with Debian patches
 kernel-tree-2.6.8 - Linux kernel tree for building prepackaged Debian kernel images
Closes: 255931 256757 256871 257763 258061 261784 266731 266892 267338 267464
 kernel-source-2.6.8 (2.6.8-3) unstable; urgency=high
   * Suggest libqt3-dev for xconfig (closes: #261784) (Andres Salomon).
   * Update documentation (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Add bio_uncopy_user leak fix from Kurt Garloff (closes: #256871)
     (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Update scsi blacklist for USB multi card readers (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Claim we're Windows (TM) to ACPI to work around broken BIOSes
     (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Fix early boot crash on some oldworld Power Macs. (closes: #266731)
     (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Add qdisc crash fix (closes: #266892) (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Replace the drivers-scsi-sym53c8xx_revert workaround with
     drivers-scsi-sym_2-dv-hang, which is a proper fix for the hang
     (dann frazier).
   * Enter ACPI mode earlier (closes: #258061) (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Add a comment about the Adaptec firmware rebuild situation to
     README.Debian (closes: #256757) (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Update bio_uncopy_user-memleak to really fix the problem
     (closes: #267464, #267338) (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Update list of safe SCSI commands for SG_IO to match 2.6.9-rc1
     (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Update CCISS driver (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Add minix block accounting fix (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Fix nfsd to not errornously return ESTALE on failed permission check
     (closes: #255931) (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Fix SHM segment count limit off by one (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Modularize xfrm_tunnel (Christoph Hellwig).
   * Add small ACPI fix that makes speedstep work on some Centrino Laptops
     (closes: #257763) (Christoph Hellwig).
 e11d871c94e4c2b80ea109ec281dc0a5 911 devel optional kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3.dsc
 d192fad5d8c8534399539270da0f57c0 546373 devel optional kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3.diff.gz
 04d63a08fbf900ef2fa305cc02ffd281 200988 devel optional kernel-patch-debian-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
 046d99bea7140fabb523d919ea9d5a9e 302996 devel optional kernel-tree-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
 d6c04d060fc960b8d1508d2591e7047d 34904884 devel optional kernel-source-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb
 39fe9e5c1746d42f3c8fe78f27745fe9 6144040 doc optional kernel-doc-2.6.8_2.6.8-3_all.deb

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