cannot compile 2.4.19 with kgdb/xmon

Matt Porter porter at
Fri Nov 22 01:38:23 EST 2002

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 12:19:20PM +0530, Omanakuttan wrote:
> The configuration compiles fine when I exclude kernel hacking options.
> Once kgdb or xmon options (any of them)  of the kernel hacking options
> is included, kernel compilation fails with the following


> arch/ppc/kernel/kernel.o(.text+0x8f58): undefined reference to
> `getDebugChar'

Most classic PPC based embedded boards don't have the glue code
enabled to use kgdb.  I suggest you link in the standard gen550_*.c
library of polled access functions and enable access by following
the example in ebony.c.

Matt Porter
porter at
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