Re: 2.5.70 thru bk10 amd64 compile failure

From: Warren Togami (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 16:51:51 EST

On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 11:39, Andi Kleen wrote:
> 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.
> -Andi

Thanks for the cluestick. I indeed made the mistake of using "make
oldconfig" from a 2.4 kernel config file. I hope that the
CONFIG_EMBEDDED thing does happen so others do not experience this


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