Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Brian Snipes <bsnipes@×××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 08:48:54
Message-Id: 200101091546.f09Fk3i30297@pink.snsnet.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 by 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
On Tue, 09 Jan 2001 14:32:10 +0100
320095285153-0001@××××××××.de (Achim Gottinger) wrote:

> Achim Gottinger wrote: > > > Achim Gottinger wrote: > > > > > Brian Snipes wrote: > > > > > > > OK. I followed the installation instructions from gentoo.org and my > > > > booting of the bzImage kernel stops at: > > > > > > > > VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly. > > > > Freeing unused kernel memory: 220k freed > > > > > > > > And then it pauses forever. Does the kernel support K6 processors or is > > > > it PII+ only or does anyone else have any ideas what might be the problem? > > > > > > Hi Brian, > > > > > > I tested to install on a K6 yesterday too. The bootcd freezes after linuxrc > > > is finished > > > So init gets not started. > > > I compiled everything here with -mpentium not -mpentiumpro, so the > > > optimization can not be the cause > > > for that. The tarnge thing is that older versions of gentoo worked fine on > > > K6/2 machines here. > > > > > > If you have found the bug, please tell me, meanwhile I will try get things > > > working here. > > > > > > > I was unable to fix this bug till now. :-/ > > But I found out at which place the system hangs. > > It is definately /sbin/init that does not work. > > I modified /usr/src/linux/init/main.c a bit to output more info what is going > > on at the moment. > > And I found out that the last call in mail.c that succeeds is > > execve(/sbin/init....). > > This function does not return on sucess, so I think /sbin/init can be executed > > but hangs then. > > So I will focus on init now. > > I build an statically linked init with -m486 and replaced the init on my > testsystem with that. > > Now if I boot I see the INIT headline after "Freeing unused memory" then the > system freezes. > I make a -m486 optimized sys.tbz2 now and will try that. >
Thanks! I am not a C programmer (only PHP, so far) but if there is any testing I can do let me know. Brian Snipes