Recent kernel problems

Todd Larason (
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 18:52:34 -0500 (CDT)

What versions of libraries and compilers are needed for recent (1.2.13,
1.3.18) kernels? Are there known problems with ELF init? With 1.3.18
and sendmail?

After trying lots of combinations, I finally got a kernel that would boot
(1.3.18 compiled in ELF with gcc 2.7.0, libc 5.0.9, 1.7.3) but
sendmail has serious problems; it was SEGVing. I recompiled it, and now
it brings down the kernel. The error messages go by too fast to be sure,
but I think the first error message is that sendmail is trying to free a
kernel page. "not good" it says.

"A straightforward checksum algorithm is not completely resistant to
purposeful attack." -- Steve Walton, 'Image Authentication for a
Slippery New Age', Dr. Dobbs Journal April 1995