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Re: Anyone know any sparc kernel tricks?

On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 02:35:04AM -0400, Matt Rose wrote:
> This is not really a debian problem, but I'm hoping somebody here can help
> me out.
>  I decided to get on the bleeding edge of kernels and try to install
>  2.4.0pre8 on my sparc box at home.  Though I have a lot of experience
> with
>  compiling a kernel on i386, I've never done it before for a sparc.  When
>  I boot into my new kernel I get this error, does anyone know what this
>  means?
>  SILO boot: linux4
>  Uncompressing image...
>  bootmem_init: Scan sp_banks,
> init_bootmem(spfn[1ea],bpfn[1ea],mlpfn[fed])
>  free_bootmem: base[0] size[fb4000]
>  free_bootmem: base[fb5000] size[13000]
>  free_bootmem: base[fcc000] size[21000]
>  reserve_bootmem: base[0] size[1ea000]
>  reserve_bootmem: base[1ea000] size[200]
>  Booting Linux...
>  mem_init: Calling free_all_bootmem().

It means that sparc support in test8 isn't working so well. I'm using
test9 (and getting ready to try test10-pre1) on UltraSPARC, which works
pretty well. I'm not sure how well sparc32 is working right now.


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