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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 18.104.22.168 (which wasn't marked stable)
>>> and couldn't get this to boot either. The system is uptodate. Here is
>>> my toolchain: gcc-config -l
>>>  mips64-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6 *
>>>  mips64-unknown-linux-gnu-4.1.1
>>>  mips-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6 *
>>>  mips-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.6-hardenednopiessp
>>>  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out-of-date PROM. Unfortunately, we're not sure which PROMs are out-of-date,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.
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