[2.1.99] Alpha bugs

Thomas Pornin (bip@orion.ens.fr)
Fri, 1 May 1998 16:47:39 +0200


There a few minor-but-yet-annoying bugs in the 2.1.99 kernel for the alpha:

-- with gcc-2.8.1, the build fails, as it does not find the __builtin_memset
symbol, which is invoked in include/asm-alpha/string.h, where lies a clever
piece of code that may not be so clever in fact... or myabe I did something
wrong ? Someone else also reported this problem, so we are at least two
dummies in this world.

-- "make menuconfig" does not let me choose my scsi driver (ncr53c7,8xx),
event though I have specified I have a Noname board, which should
enable PCI support. "make config" and "make xconfig" work fine.
(This one has been present for long now)

-- the ad1848.o module does not compile. The following patch makes it
compile, but not work:

--- linux/drivers/sound/ad1848.c.old Fri May 1 16:08:29 1998
+++ linux/drivers/sound/ad1848.c Fri May 1 16:08:58 1998
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@
-1, -1, -1, -1, -1, -1, -1, -1, -1

-#if defined(CONFIG_SEQUENCER) && !defined(EXCLUDE_TIMERS)
+#if defined(CONFIG_SEQUENCER) && !defined(EXCLUDE_TIMERS) || defined(MODULE)

static int timer_installed = -1;

When I perform a "modprobe sound" I get:
/lib/modules/2.1.99/misc/sound.o: unresolved symbol sound_timer_syncinterval
/lib/modules/2.1.99/misc/sound.o: unresolved symbol sound_timer_init
/lib/modules/2.1.99/misc/sound.o: unresolved symbol sound_timer_interrupt
/lib/modules/2.1.99/misc/sound.o: unresolved symbol reprogram_timer

And, indeed, these symbols are defined in none of the modules I have compiled.

The rest seems to work great, including kmod. That sure is nice work !

Happy hacking.

--Thomas Pornin

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