2.4.20-ben8 vmlinux.coff CLAIM error on PowerMac 4400
olh at suse.de
Fri Mar 14 03:07:24 EST 2003
On Thu, Mar 13, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> what are the respective sizes of the working 2.4.6 kernel
> and my non working 2.4.20 ? Can you try to shrink the 2.4.20
> down to the 2.4.6 size (removing drivers etc...) and see if
> that helps ?
There are 2 problems.
My 'loading data' failure must be fixed by page alignment.
diff -purN linux_ppc.orig/arch/ppc/boot/ld.script linux_ppc/arch/ppc/boot/ld.script
--- linux_ppc.orig/arch/ppc/boot/ld.script 2002-11-27 14:42:42.000000000 +0000
+++ linux_ppc/arch/ppc/boot/ld.script 2002-11-27 18:53:34.000000000 +0000
@@ -39,7 +39,8 @@ SECTIONS
PROVIDE (etext = .);
/* Read-write section, merged into data segment: */
- . = ALIGN(8);
+ /* this must be page aligned for OF 1.05 in old Macs, for coff boot */
+ . = ALIGN(0x1000);
The second problem might be related, I remember Eddie can not boot
anymore with recent kernels and the patch above doesnt fix it. It is
probably still unfixed, and the cause unknown.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
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