Re: 2.5.70 thru bk10 amd64 compile failure

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 16:39:03 EST

Bryan O'Sullivan <> writes:

> On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 22:50, Warren Togami wrote:
> > kernel-2.5.70, 2.5.70-bk9 and 2.5.70-bk10 all fail compilation here on
> > my amd64 with gcc-3.2.2-10 on stock RedHat GinGin64. Please pardon me
> > if this is a duplicate report, I am now subscribing in order to keep a
> > closer eye on this list.
> You're compiling with CONFIG_VT turned off. Turn it on for now, as I
> don't have a patch for that problem yet.

See it as a feature. Compiling with CONFIG_VT off is in 99.999999999%
of all cases a mistake. On AMD64 it is more likely 100% ;-)
Seriously is quite possible that obscure configurations do not compile on amd64
(obscure is anything that is not like arch/x86_64/defconfig ;)
They are not regularly tested. Patches are welcome.

As for CONFIG_VT I think this option should really be wrapped by
CONFIG_EMBEDDED, Turning it off is near always a mistake.
Same for the keyboard drivers in the input layer at least for CONFIG_X86.
This would work with make oldconfig too from 2.4 config files
unlike the current way.

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