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From: 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 06:59:45
Message-Id: 3A5B12DA.55342E01@gottinger.de
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 by 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
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.
> > > > > > Bye Achim > > > > > > > > Brian Snipes > > > _______________________________________________ > > > gentoo-dev mailing list > > > gentoo-dev@g.o > > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev > > > > _______________________________________________ > > gentoo-dev mailing list > > gentoo-dev@g.o > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev > > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-dev mailing list > gentoo-dev@g.o > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 Brian Snipes <bsnipes@×××××××××××××××.com>