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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Problems with mips-sources-2.6.20
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:16:26
Message-Id: 466C31D5.7060500@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Problems with mips-sources-2.6.20 by "Mathias W."
Mathias W. wrote:
> Stephen P. Becker schrieb: >>> oldconfig) and it doesn't boot. I get the same message as in this >>> thread: http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-mips/msg_00503.xml >>> >>> NESTED EXCEPTION #1 (vid 0) at EPC: ffffffff9fc6a0a4; first exception >>> at PC: 0 >>> >>> Several weeks before I tried 2.6.20.6 (which wasn't marked stable) >>> and couldn't get this to boot either. The system is uptodate. Here is >>> my toolchain: gcc-config -l >>> [1] mips64-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6 * >>> [2] mips64-unknown-linux-gnu-4.1.1 >>> [3] mips-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6 * >>> [4] mips-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6-hardenednopiessp >>> [5] mips-unknown-linux-gnu-4.1.1 >>> >>> Any new suggestions to solve this apparently known problem? >>> >> Have you tried to build your kernel with gcc-4.1.1 instead of 3.4.6? > > Not yet, because this is the only system, where the kernel builds. On the other system(s) I still have problems like > this: http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-mips/msg_00571.xml > I know that the bug http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171486 is fixed with the new binutils-config but I still > don't get a vmlinux on this system because of the same error as in comment 7 of this bug > (http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171486#c7). And this all happened after switching to gcc-4.1... > > But I'll try to do it now and see if it will break.
Re-run binutils-config manually, as this will fix the ldscripts bug, and then source /etc/profile. Binutils-config doesn't do this automatically, so it's caught a few people off guard. Second, whenever you use an older config on a newer kernel, _always_ check the config to make sure it didn't flip something off. Things changed dramatically from .17 to .20, and relying on oldconfig alone isn't recommended. I usually run through menuconfig and just check the categories myself. That all said, nested exceptions sometimes point at ARCS bugs. You may have an out-of-date PROM. Unfortunately, we're not sure which PROMs are out-of-date, and which ones aren't. --Kumba -- Gentoo/MIPS Team Lead "Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." --Elrond -- gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-mips] Problems with mips-sources-2.6.20 "Mathias W." <m.weigt@××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-mips] Problems with mips-sources-2.6.20 "Mathias W." <m.weigt@××××××××.de>