Does iSeries actually use

Mike Wolf mjw at
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-$(CONFIG_PPC_ISERIES) += vmlinux.sminitrd vmlinux.initrd
>But there is no make target to actually build vmlinux.sminitrd and 
>, and the only way to specify they be built is to put as a 
>target on the make command line.  'make' and 'make install' both will build 
>just vmlinux as here:
> bootimage-$(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
or vmlinux.sminitrd.

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