XUPV2P, Kernel 2.6.17 boot problem

David H. Lynch Jr. dhlii at dlasys.net
Thu Aug 3 05:50:52 EST 2006

Benjamin Heyne wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am currently trying to get the Linux kernel
> running on the Xilinx Virtex. I have the 2.4 kernel up
> and running - No problems there...
> But when using the 2.6 kernel (have copied xparameters file,
> patched for using TEMAC driver) with the same hardware configuration
> the following happens:
> loaded at:     00400000 0061813C
> board data at: 00616124 0061613C
> relocated to:  00405148 00405160
> zimage at:     0040585D 00615F42
> avail ram:     00619000 20000000
> Linux/PPC load: console=ttyS0,9600.....
> Uncompressing Linux...inflate returned FFFFFFFB
> exit
    Zlib was upgraded with 2.6.17. The updated Zlib is broken on ppc32.
I am pretty certain it is fixed in 2.6.18-rc3

> Now, I am not really sure where to start searching for the bug
> (I just want to implement some drivers - not the kernel itself ;-).
> The zImage.elf file is about 2MB large. Did anyone encounter
> a similar error? Does anyone have some hints where to
> look at for debugging, or what might be wrong?
> Thanks in advance
> Best regards

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