Does iSeries actually use vmlinux.sm?
mjw at us.ibm.com
Fri Sep 23 06:10:10 EST 2005
Geoff Levand wrote:
>I was doing some more cleanups to arch/ppc64/Makefile and I see
>this line in the current ppc64-2.6.git:
> boottargets-$(CONFIG_PPC_ISERIES) += vmlinux.sminitrd vmlinux.initrd vmlinux.sm
>But there is no make target to actually build vmlinux.sminitrd and
>vmlinux.sm, and the only way to specify they be built is to put vmlinux.sm as a
>target on the make command line. 'make' and 'make install' both will build
>just vmlinux as here:
> bootimage-$(CONFIG_PPC_ISERIES) := vmlinux
> defaultimage-$(CONFIG_PPC_ISERIES) := vmlinux
>My question is does PPC_ISERIES need these sm versions, and if so how to build
>them, and if not, does a zImage and zImage.initrd make sense as build targets
>for this platform?
They are used with internal tools to debug legacy iseries. Tools like
xmon and friends dont work on legacy iseries.
You build them by making an initrd and copying the initrd to
arch/ppc64/boot and then doing the make vmlinux.sm
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