Linux-2.6.9-rc2 kernel build for mvme5100
trini at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Sep 23 02:33:09 EST 2004
On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 08:55:41AM +1000, David Gardiner wrote:
> Okay I took a different way, looking at the code and having lots of
> problems trying to get it to compile and the similarity between the
> PowerPlus series I compiled a pplus kernel with the default config and
> the patch above and it booted, yeah, and dumped bits to the console, on
> an mvme2604.
> So I made some changes Kconfig so that MVME5100 and PPLUS were basically
> the same ( The architecture for the 5100 and pplus are similar, so why
> was the code separated? arrgh I'm about to be burnt to a crisp, but if
> we don't get our fingers burnt we never learn) which the patch for is
> attached. This patch also allows the selection of nvram which I want
> also and it seems to compile no matter what you select, which it didn't
> before. And so selecting MVME5100 it booted and dumped bits to the
> console, yeah.
I _think_ the answer is simply that the mvme5100 work predated the
CONFIG_PPLUS work. If you can come up with a patch that adds mvme5100
support to CONFIG_PPLUS, we can get rid of the MVME5100-specific stuff.
(And, if you do, please look at Documentation/SubmittingPatches and the
Developers Certificate of Origin).
> I'm still playing with the config, so please excuse the "weird"
> selections in the config which is also attached, but the notable
> differences between it and the arch/ppc/configs/mvme5100_defconfig are
> that it has selections for a default console, and input devices ( which
> isn't needed, I know) and .....
I'll try and pick out the important changes and push them up. Thanks.
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