2.1.37-pre-4 problems

George H Byrkit (ghbyrkit@concentric.net)
Fri, 09 May 1997 07:40:18 -0400

Dear All:
With the pre-4 patch applied, I *cannot* build a kernel if SMP is
defined in the makefile because both/either trampoline.S and head.S give
the following (paraphrased) error message:
can't fit FFFFFFFFxxxxxxxx into a 4 byte value.

Some part of the changes introduced seem to now produce a negative
number. I can cure the problem by NOT building an SMP version.

Another small issue: I can't build a loginable 2.1.36 anymore for some
reason. 'login' gives the message:
Unable to change tty /dev/tty1: operation not permitted
I'm using Slackware 3.2. Can't find the source for THIS login. Note
that this seems to be fixed in the non-SMP pre-2.1.37-4 patch. Can
anyone shed some light on this problem?

George Byrkit