[Fwd: ppc4xx Ports]

Eugene Surovegin ebs at ebshome.net
Fri Nov 14 11:20:23 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:42:49PM +0000, Jon Masters wrote:
> I am working on a 405D port using a base kernel of originally 2.4.20 and
> now 2.4.21 from kernel.org rather than Montavista etc.
> There are several 4xx ports kicking around and each bodges the tlb stuff
> in pgtable.h and elsewhere makes simple fixes to make the stock kernel
> actually work...though there are several different offerings by now.
> Would someone care to share experiences privately about 4xx ports?
> Cheers,
> Jon.
> P.S. The stock 2.4.21 kernel on has a bunch of very trivial bugs (from
> losing a register in the syscall handler to breaking shared ptes) and
> will not compile correctly out of the box so to speak. A lot of people
> seem to be using the Montavista tree as a result. Now rather than
> whining I would also like to help so am asking to make contact with
> whoever co-ordinates merging these trees together etc.

I use linuxppc-2.4 based tree in our 40x based products. I haven't
checked the most recent version of this tree though (mine is based on
2.4.21 version + some stuff from more recent one (mostly for 440)).

If you have problems with linuxppc-2.4 on 40x hw, report them here :)


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