mvme kernel patches [LONG]

David De Ridder s970707 at
Wed Apr 21 00:06:16 EST 1999

On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Gabriel Paubert wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, David De Ridder wrote:
> >  We'll see what the result is with a 2.2.4 kernel.
> >  BTW, the old patches gave a problem with ppc_defconfig or smth like that.
> >  (I can't recall the exact problem, and I don't fancy unpatching the whole
> >   source tree to a not-working variant).
> Well, I never do a make mrproper, but occasionally a make distclean
> (because it also removes the *~ files). But just after I always copy one
> of the mvme2600.config to .config and type make oldconfig. Updating from
> the default configs is too error prone...

 Yes, and doing an entire kernel configuration is not funny on a serial
 terminal (at least, not with make menuconfig). Maybe an ncurses bug...

> >  So, there's no use in trying to use the 21x4x driver ?
> No. 


> >  It seems to me that you only updated mvme2600.config. Neither .initrd
> >  nor .nfsroot are updated.
> Ok, I've put the last ones (for 2.2.6). 

 You will notice that our mails just missed each other ;-)
> grep UNIVERSE_MAJOR drivers/vme/*.[ch]
> drivers/vme/universe.h:#define UNIVERSE_MAJOR 60 /* Experimental major number */
> Ok, now I see. I wanted to exclude modversions.h and version.h from the
> patch file and I use a *vers*.h wildcard which also removes universe.h
> from the patch. Corrected now, but the patches are against 2.2.6.

 Rats !  Hmm, do you think it is safe to unpatch to a standard 2.2.4,
 then apply 2.2.5 and 2.2.6 upgrade patches, and then your new patches ?
 (Installing an entire kernel tree takes long, since I only have NFS
 access to the destination server). Or, maybe you could send me your
 universe.h...please...pretty please...

> >  To make sure, I've rerun ``make oldconfig'' and have compiled again
> >  (NFS is slooowwwww). I notice universe.c gives several errors on
> >  almost *EACH* line it contains. Weird. It also appears that there are
> >  some type definitions missing.
> This certainly explains lots of compile errors.

 It sure does,

   David 'Septimus' De Ridder     < at>

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