bk 2.4-test7 broken

Michel Lanners mlan at cpu.lu
Wed Aug 16 05:28:11 EST 2000

On  15 Aug, this message from Martin Costabel echoed through cyberspace:
> I too would like to know if somebody has this kernel running.

Not me....

> Jack Howarth wrote:
>>     There are several problems with the current bitkeeper unstable
>> kernel tree.
> []
> Mine gets stuck after saying "arch: exit" and before switching from the
> prom console to the fb console (no penguin).

Mine too. I have it stuck at various points, as can be shown by many
ppc_md.progress() calls ;-). Most of the time, it stops somewhere in
init/main.c, in the early stages of start_kernel():

asmlinkage void __init start_kernel(void)
        printk("Kernel command line: %s\n", saved_command_line);
[sometimes never comes here.]
[it can happen in init_IRQ() as well]
[somewhere in time_init(), I've also seen it crash]
[if it got here, it succeeded for me]

I've tried to trace via ppc_md.progress() calls where it hangs, but
that's quite useles, as it doesn't always hang at the same place.

For the record, I've seen similar hangs with 2.3.99/2.4.0 kernels
before, when I had to reboot a few times before it would succeed. Also,
I'm using quik to boot my 7600/upgraded-G3; I've not had the time to
verify how it's behaving under BootX.

Comments? Solutions?


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