2.0.33 -- misc. Alpha troubles

Chris Evans (chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk)
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:15:23 +0000 (GMT)


Got some nice 533Mhz alphas to play with :)

Couple of questions/comments:

1) I can't seem to get any kernels I build to boot?! unless I apply the
alpha-diffs-2.0.32 on ftp.digital.com. I understand that these should not
be neccessary according to various docs on the net. Can someone explain
what the diffs change that make the thing work?! I have also tried 2.1.x
latest kernels -- they won't boot either and there are no alpha-diffs for

2) When booting (on a patched 2.0.33 kernel), the tulip driver gives a
"kernel unaligned trap". Seems harmless.... networking is fine, 1.1Mb/sec
Linux-Linux on local subnet, see those NT advocates gasp at the
performance :)

3) make menuconfig is very broken, especially with regards to Alpha model
selection. I notice a fix for this has appeared in the pre2.1.89 patches
-- perhaps a candidate for 2.0.33 backport since segfaults in a menu
config system are not good...

4) make menuconfig is further broken: on the initial run it does not set
CONFIG_PCI even though config.in sets it for my model of alpha (LX164!).
This caused headache until I used just plain "make config" which appeared
to get things perfect.

Now I've got a 2.0.33 kernel going though it seems rock solid and

One gripe: Every time a userspace program segfaults the kernel seems fit
to printk() about the event.


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