[LinuxBIOS] s2881 build broken

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Thu May 4 03:06:04 CEST 2006

I commit the fix up, please check it...


Yinghai Lu

-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Ward Vandewege
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 5:10 PM
To: Stefan Reinauer
Cc: linuxbios at linuxbios.org
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] s2881 build broken

On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:12:08AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Ward Vandewege <ward at gnu.org> [060504 00:39]:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > It seems that revision 2288 broke something in the tyan/s2881 build;
2289 and
> > 2290 are also bad. 2287 is ok.
> > 
> > Boot log attached; it just keeps rebooting after the 'Jumping to
> > line. This is gcc 3.4.
> > 
> > Suggestions?
> Yes, I suggest I owe you a beer next time we meet and you try 2291.

:) all right, will do so on Friday; not in the office tomorrow. I'll put
note on the s2881 build page that 2288 through 2290 are known bad.

> Yinghai Lu has sent a patch that is more complete but also more
> intrusive, which will go in later I guess. Until then this should work
> fine.
> This one is a good reason for automated testing on hardware.. 8)

Yes. I was thinking about that today while trying different revisions to
which one was the culprit. Would there be an easier way to do automated
testing than having lots of boxes with some sort of software switchable
BIOSsavior (actually, that would be a nice thing to have in any case)?
Emulation, perhaps?


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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