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From: (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 05:33:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 by (Achim Gottinger)
Achim Gottinger wrote:

> Brian Snipes wrote: > > > OK. I followed the installation instructions from and my > > booting of the bzImage kernel stops at: > > > > VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly. > > Freeing unused kernel memory: 220k freed > > > > And then it pauses forever. Does the kernel support K6 processors or is > > it PII+ only or does anyone else have any ideas what might be the problem? > > Hi Brian, > > I tested to install on a K6 yesterday too. The bootcd freezes after linuxrc > is finished > So init gets not started. > I compiled everything here with -mpentium not -mpentiumpro, so the > optimization can not be the cause > for that. The tarnge thing is that older versions of gentoo worked fine on > K6/2 machines here. > > If you have found the bug, please tell me, meanwhile I will try get things > working here. >
I was unable to fix this bug till now. :-/ But I found out at which place the system hangs. It is definately /sbin/init that does not work. I modified /usr/src/linux/init/main.c a bit to output more info what is going on at the moment. And I found out that the last call in mail.c that succeeds is execve(/sbin/init....). This function does not return on sucess, so I think /sbin/init can be executed but hangs then. So I will focus on init now.
> > Bye Achim > > > > > Brian Snipes > > _______________________________________________ > > gentoo-dev mailing list > > gentoo-dev@g.o > > > > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-dev mailing list > gentoo-dev@g.o >


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 (Achim Gottinger)
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 (Achim Gottinger)