Re: 2.6.2 on SS20
I'm just about to compile up 2.6 for the first time on my SS20, which
has a dual 125MHz ross hypersparc card in it. I've done heaps of 2.6
upgrades on x86 and powerpc, but I thought I had better check for
gotyas that other people might have run into - like the fact that
CONFIG_PREEMPT=y makes a powerpc machine randomly segfault processes
2.6.x SMP won't yet run on sparc32. Keith Wesolowski is working on it
(as time permits), so wait, do tests or just try to help woing work.
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WRT Linux 2.6.x on SS20-MP, I get compile errors when attempting to
build an SMP HyperSPARC kernel, just FYI. It "just won't work"(tm) at
I'm going to try and delve into the code, but I don't like my changes
at this stage.
Other things that I have come across:
kernel-image-2.4.24-sparc32-smp package cannot be used because SILO
complains that the uncompressed image is too large (Bug #234404).
sarge libc6 upgrade doesn't depend on 2.4 kernel, but requires it,
leaving libc6* unconfigured until one is installed. (can't find a bug
for this, but looks like the libc6 maintainers have more than enough to
do without me hassling them)
I keep getting "Cannot file /etc/silo.conf (Unknown ext2 error)" when
booting. It seems odd because it can read 1/vmlinuz without any
Also, I got loads of kernel oopses on 2.4.25 when appending
video=sbus:font=SUN12x22 on the kernel command line.
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