Re: Fatal Oops on boot with 2.4.0testX and recent GCC snapshots

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Sun Dec 24 2000 - 11:13:44 EST

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000, Andreas Franck wrote:

> Hi Mike, hello linux-kernel audience,
> > I had the same, with the last few snapshots I tried, but 20001218 seems
> > to work ok.
> > dmesg|head -1
> > Linux version 2.4.0-test13ikd (root@el-kaboom) (gcc version gcc-2.97
> > 20001218 (experimental)) #18 Sat Dec 23 17:43:29 CET 2000
> Hmm, would have been nice, but it crashes here with 20001222, nevertheless.
> For which CPU do you have your kernel configured? It might be a CPU specific
> issue, I'll try to compile for Pentium I and 486, now, and report my results.

Yes, hmm indeed. Try these two things.

1. make DECLARE_MUTEX_LOCKED(sem) in bdflush_init() static.
2. compile with frame pointers. (normal case for IKD)

My IKD tree works with either option, but not with neither. I haven't
figured out why yet.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sun Dec 31 2000 - 21:00:07 EST