Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Andrew Finley <afinley@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Re: R5000 o2, kernel
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 22:47:19
Message-Id: 1102459638.22044.5.camel@populus
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] Re: R5000 o2, kernel by "Stephen P. Becker"
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

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 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 tarball for > mips machines really. You should also stop by our irc channel > (#gentoo-mips, sometime if you haven't already. > > > > > Thanks again for your help. > > Regards- > > Andy > > > > > > > -- > gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list > >
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