2.4.20-ben8 vmlinux.coff CLAIM error on PowerMac 4400

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Mar 15 00:32:11 EST 2003

> vmlinux.coff built from 2.4.18, both vanilla and with Olaf's patch in
> http://penguinppc.org/~olaf/2.4.18/01_linux-2.4.18-rc4-lxppc_devel-0.diff.gz,
> boots Ok. However, 2.4.18 has the "excessively slow swim3 floppy writes"
> problem I mentioned earlier that 2.2.24 doesn't have.
> I also tried 2.4.20-ben8 with coffmain.c from 2.4.18 as you suggested,
> but it got the same CLAIM error as before. (hack-coff.c was unchanged
> and I didn't find anything else coff-related.)

Can you try -ben8 and change _both_ ALIGN(8) to ALIGN(4096) ?

Part of the problem is that oldworld OF has known bugs in its
implementation of CLAIM(), I wonder if we should merge text, data
and bss into a single segment in the COFF to make it happy...


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