At 10:25 AM -0700 1/28/04, Li-Ta Lo wrote:
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 10:03, Greg Watson wrote:
For those interested in PPC issues, I have
updated support for the
Motorola Sandpoint (G4 processor) in the V2 tree. Over the next few
days I will tidy up a few remaining things, but as of now I have the
Sandpoint booting a 2.4.24-pre2 kernel.
What have you done ? You said you can't boot it
A lot can happen in a day...
I've actually had LinuxBIOS loading a kernel for a while, but I was
trying to get a kernel that would work on the Sandpoint.
The main problem was that the startup code was running out of stack
space while trying to decompress the kernel (inflate returns
FFFFFFFD!). Since the stack size is hardcoded in some assembly, it
took a while to work out this was the problem.
The next thing was that LinuxBIOS was not initializing the superio
properly, so even though the kernel re-does this initialization, it
was happening too late and causing all kinds of screwy behavior. I'm
fixing this now.