RE: 2.6 for SS20 SMP?
As far as i can remember, wesolowski hacked SILO to allow bigger kernel
images. Don't know if it was included in the SILO distribution.
About 2.6 sparc32 SMP, i haven't followed it closely but i think there's
some progress being made.
Stop by #sparc on irc.freenode.net, maybe wesolowsky is around and you
can ask some questions.
On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 00:37, Wadell, Jim S (SAIC) wrote:
> I have gotten 2.4.24 kernels to boot, but not with SMP. The magic
> numbers seems to be just a bit over 1mb. I am trying to carve the kernel
> down to get it to boot. Does anyone have information on the exact max
> size for a kernel on the old Sparcs? Is this a prom or SILO function?
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> Subject: 2.6 for SS20 SMP?
> I have been having problems getting later kernels after 2.4.24
> to boot on my SparcStation 20 - the vmlinuz is too big or some
> Any clues on this / is there a 2.6 kernel available that will
> do sparc32-smp?
> Angling to get this system to Linux Expo in London next week just
> to show that up to date Linux on old Sparc is entirely practicable.