[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor

Adam Conrad adconrad at canonical.com
Mon Mar 19 02:26:31 UTC 2012


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:13:52AM +0800, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> 
> It should boot - there's nothing specific that excludes pre-G4
> machines in this configuration. Could you let me know:

I appreciate your optimism, but it most certainly doesn't boot.
Andy and I have been going over it, and we're wondering if perhaps
it's the CONFIG_NEED_PER_CPU_KM bit, which is mutually exclusive
with CONFIG_SMP.

>  * which kernel version (precise) that you're trying to boot

linux-image-3.2.0-19-powerpc-smp (3.2.0-19.30) won't boot.
linux-image-3.2.0-18-powerpc (3.2.0-18.29) works just fine.

>  * more details about the machine

It's an OldWorld Beige G3 with one of the many 1GHz upgrade
boards that were popular long ago, sadly, I don't recall
which brand/model, though I suspect I'd have the same
problem booting if I dug up the original CPU and stuck it
back in.

I'm not entirely sure what more info you might want than
"OldWorld G3 Tower", but if there's something specific you'd
like me digging for, I'm all ears.

... Adam




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