Re: Linux Jobs as of 2.3.99pre6-5

From: Sergey Kubushin (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 03:10:15 EST

On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Richard Gooch wrote:

> Sergey Kubushin writes:
> > Hi, gentlemen!
> >
> > It looks like initrd is still broken in pre6-6 with latest devfs
> patch
> > (163) in yet one new obscure way...
> >
> > I do use the fully modularized kernel with ide, scsi and all
> > possible filesystems (ext2 too) in modules. The only things built
> > into the kernel are romfs and initrd which are used to mount initial
> > ramdisk. It does boot, mounts initrd, then oopses on linuxrc fired
> > outta initrd and panics 'coz there is no root fs... I do not know
> > why standard linuxrc oopses, the very same configuration did boot on
> > 2.3.49 with some patches for make initrd work.
> Please try out a non-devfs kernel and let us know if the problem
> persists. Then, please provide Oops output (massaged with ksymoops, of

I can't :(( I do have the empty /dev directory on all my machines populated
with devfs...

It's not all that easy to get an oops trace either - it gets partially
scrolled outta console and Shift-PgDn does not work 'coz kernel did already

I'll do try miscellaneous approaches but I'm not all that sure if it will
produce something useful...

Sergey Kubushin aka the Tamer < > The impossible we do immediately.
e-mail: SK320-RIPE < > Miracles require 24-hour notice.

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