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From: "freshy98" <freshy98@...>
Subject: Re: Kernel 2.6.x config for SUN Blade 100
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:09:50 +0200 (MEST)
> Quoting freshy98 <freshy98@...>:
> > I already got emerged (vanilla-sources) so I will work on i
> > tomorrow evening.
> This is about building a kernel for sunblade 100 but remember I am not on
> gentoo, and am building upstream sources. 
> Maybe your build system takes care of all this stuff for you? 
AFAIK the vanilla-sources ebuild are the plain sources fetched from without any "gentoo patches" added. That is done in/for the
gentoo-sources ebuild.

> The main thing is that a .config is not needed, as it is generated from
> the
> supplied sources and adapts itself to the build platform. It is OK for
> sunblade
> 100 "out of the box" subject to the following changes. Following updates
> and
> corrects previous posts done from memory
I didn't know "make menuconfig" build a default config for the used/chosen
arch. I know there are def_config files which I use for MIPS for example.
Could this be a Debian thing? Anyway, I will find out tonight.

> In the end I got 2 errors.
> drivers/sbus/char/envctrl.c:41: error: static declaration of 'errno'
> follows non-static declaration
> include/linux/unistd.h:4: error: previous declaration of 'errno' was here
> and the "patch" actually just edit the file to remove that line:
> drivers/sbus/char/envctrl.c
> -static int errno;
> +//static int errno;
> Did same for drivers/sbus/char/bbc_envctrl.c
> That is quite useless except to quickly continue the building. The end
> result is
> a warning about those two modules during make modules_install. 
> WARNING: /lib/modules/ needs
> unknow
> n symbol errno
> WARNING: /lib/modules/ needs
> unknown sy
> mbol errno
> I will look for a bug upstream and file one if needed, meanwhile maybe it
> is
> better for you to configure to avoid building those modules. Or maybe
> gentoo
> handles this for you already.
What I do not understand is why you include SBUS stuff at all? The Blade 100
is PCI based and has no SBUS components?
> If you have to do this next step make sure you do not overwrite anything!
> make install did not work. I just renamed them vmlinux- and
> and copied .config to config- and then copied
> those
> into /boot. 
> and ran yaird from /boot
> yaird --verbose --output=/boot/initrd.img-
> the i edit /boot/silo.conf by adding
> image=/vmlinux-
>         label=mylinux
>         initrd=/initrd.img-
Never heard of yiard, but the Gentoo way seems fine to me.
After "make" we do "make image" to trim the vmlinux down to a more normal
size, then copy arch/sparc64/boot/image (could be /arc/sparc/sparc64/boot/,
but it has been a while since I compiled a kernel for sparc) to /boot. Same
goes for and .config. All using version numbers and a symlink for
to from
This is all described in the manual.

> jim

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