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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 13:05:35 +0100
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.

>
> Bye Achim
>
> >
> > Brian Snipes
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