Using 2_4_devel to build a kernel for the 8240

Mark A. Greer mgreer at
Fri Apr 26 07:43:08 EST 2002

Stephen Noftall wrote:

> Hello;
> I am using the latest bitkeeper PPC 2_4_devel kernel, and want to configure it
> for the 8240.
> When I run menuconfig, I can see "Sandpoint X3" and "8260" selections, but no
> 8240 specific selections.
> What options should I select to enable 8240 support? I am guessing "Sandpoint
> X3", is this right?

No.  "Sandpoint" is a platform, not a processor.  You select the processor from
inside "Platform support"/"Processor Type".  Since the 8240 is essentially a 603
core with a 107 bridge, select "6xx/7xx/74xx/8260" for your processory type.

You probably want to make a new "Machine Type" for your board/platform and select
it.  Look in arch/ppc/platforms and arch/ppc/ for lots of examples.


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