Re: Compiling kernel on Ultra-2
If you are compiling a kernel for UltraSPARC you will
need to be sure you have installed the egcs64 package.
This is the preferred compiler for 64bit SPARC
kernels. The default gcc will also compile 64bit
kernels, but is not as stable. Plus, if you do not use
egcs64 and you encounter kernel problems, you will
most likely be asked to recompile the kernel using
egcs64 in order to verify your problem still exists.
After installing egcs64 be sure to run
update-alternatives --config sparc64-linux-gcc as
root, and be sure that egcs64 is being used for this
--- Ben Collins <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 03:51:29AM +0200, Bas van
> den Heuvel wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm having a hard time compiling a kernel (tried
> 2.4.19 & 2.4.20) with
> > built-in raid support.
> > with modification of some files i can get it
> compiled correctly (the "debian"
> > way).
> > But after modifying silo.conf and trying to boot
> the kernel i get
> > Data Access Exception at the boot prompt.
> > The old kernel boots ok (2.4.19).
> > I searched many archives and found out that I may
> need egcs64. I apt-get it,
> > but have no clue how to force building the kernel
> with this compiler (tried
> > the update-alternatives as stated on the debian
> howto, but failed)
> > Anybody having a clue, or can show me "the" way ?
> Do "CC=sparc64-linux-gcc make"
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