linuxppc_2_4 broken for 8xx arch's?

Joakim Tjernlund joakim.tjernlund at
Tue Dec 4 04:09:20 EST 2001

I have been trying to make the latest linuxppc_2_4 kernels to run on my
custom ppc860 board for some time now, but it always fails with a
Oops: kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 during the boot process.

One workaround is to replace printk.c with a printk.c from 2.4.2 and
compile the kernel with -O1 instead of -O2. That way it boots but I get
an Oops later when I copy files around in my JFFS2 FS.

I don't think I have a timing problem on my bus since I can run Monta Vistas
kernel without Oops:es. I have tried to lower my bus frequency also
but that does not help either.

Does the latest kernel work for all but me on 8xx(mpc860 to be exact)


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