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From: Andrew Finley <afinley@...>
Subject: Re: Re: R5000 o2, kernel
Date: 07 Dec 2004 16:47:18 -0600
Hi Steve, 
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
Andy


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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References:
PANIC: Unexpected exception at boot o2 R5000
-- Andrew Finley
Re: PANIC: Unexpected exception at boot o2 R5000
-- Kumba
Re: PANIC: Unexpected exception at boot o2 R5000
-- Andrew Finley
Re: PANIC: Unexpected exception at boot o2 R5000
-- Kumba
arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Andrew Finley
Re: arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Stephen P. Becker
Re: arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Andrew Finley
Re: arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Stephen P. Becker
Re: arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Andrew Finley
Re: arcboot problem R5000 o2
-- Stephen P. Becker
R5000 o2 X11 and kde?
-- Andrew Finley
Re: R5000 o2 X11 and kde?
-- Stephen P. Becker
Re: R5000 o2 X11 and kde
-- Andrew Finley
Re: R5000 o2 X11 and kde
-- Stephen P. Becker
Re: R5000 o2, kernel
-- Stephen P. Becker
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