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thanks again for the fast response. udev worked real slick.
I realized my system clock was set to ~1953 (perhaps this has some thing
to do with the mysterious crashes).
I will read up on cross-compiling over the holiday and give my own
kernel build a shot.
-have a good one
On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 10:03, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> Andrew Finley wrote:
> > Hi Steve (didn't know if this should go to the list or not),
> > I have had a few crashes with the fallowing kernel error (this is the
> > binary kernel you sent me):
> > [<ffffffffffffff8045d758>]_set_up_early_setup_test+0xfffffeefef0000....
> > Code: a400000 ....
> > kernel panic - not syncing: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
> I have not seen this even once with my kernel. Perhaps you have a
> really old prom version that is doing something funky, but I just don't
> know. You didn't try to do something funky with objcopy to change the
> address or something did you?
> > I noticed some funny things during the boot sequence:
> > 1)
> > *Setting system clock to hardware clock [UTC]...
> > FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.10-rc1/modules.dep: No such file
> > or directory
> > *Failed to set system clock to hardware clock
> This is a known problem. The O2 rtc has been broken since 2.6.9
> somehow. I've talked to somebody that said they haven't seen this
> problem at all. I'm wondering if it is a result of a) the gentoo
> toolchain or b) a patch I'm using.
> Also, my kernel wasn't compiled with module support at all...in fact, I
> think mine is 2.6.10-rc2. I know why you are getting the error (kernel
> looking to autoload rtc module probably), but I don't know why it is
> looking for the module at all.
> > 2)
> > "ERROR: Problem starting needed services. "bootmisc" was not started"
> Not sure what the deal is here without more information, but it isn't
> fatal. You probably have some service set up to start which isn't
> installed or is broken. Check your boot logs.
> > I tried several other precompiled kernels (for the o2), but none have
> > DEVFS support, which I understand gentoo requires.
> Gentoo most certainly doesn't require devfs. Our stages ship with a
> static /dev directory. You can boot with "gentoo=nodevfs" to avoid an
> annoying error about devfs on boot. However, what is even better is
> udev. Just "emerge udev" and boot a 2.6 kernel...and Gentoo's init
> scripts take care of the rest.
> > Do you know what the problem might be? If so how might I fix it, short
> > of compiling my own kernel.
> You really should learn to build your own kernel anyway. I would
> recommend the latest mips-sources-2.6.9 ebuild instead of being thrown
> into the fire right away with checking cvs out and tracking down the
> right patches. You can't just use the standard kernel.org tarball for
> mips machines really. You should also stop by our irc channel
> (#gentoo-mips, irc.freenode.net) sometime if you haven't already.
> > Thanks again for your help.
> > Regards-
> > Andy
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