again 2.3.28

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Thu Nov 18 06:49:53 EST 1999

On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Ani Joshi wrote:
> 	i messed aroudn with .28 last night and it seems to die *after*
> mmu_init but before start_kernel, you can test this by making and export a
> function which simply prom_print("got here\n");'s and then calling it from
> head.S with the asm "bl	my_got_here_function".  it also gets passed
> loading the new hash table.

Probably it depends on the machine, since I get up to free_all_bootmem(), which
is called by mem_init() in start_kernel(). OK, I have a different box (CHRP)
and was actually speaking about 2.3.27, but the 2.3.28 patch doesn't contain
relevant changes.

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