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SubjectRe: make oldfonfig broken.
On 02/10/2014 12:21 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 10 February 2014, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> On 02/09/2014 08:32 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> AUTOSELECT driver feature Better! ugh.
> Spit. I presume geneology discussions are off topic. :)
>> Good luck. Let me know if you need more guidance.
> Hat in hand, I figured I had better get the first one that fails, 3.2.40,
> to work before I carried that fwd to a more current kernel, but 5 or 6
> builds & boot failure later I am stumped.
> The boot gets to top_init, reports the / drive is unavailable and it cannot
> load /lib/modules/3.2.40/modules.dep, which does exist.
> Stops, times out in about a minute and falls thru to the busybox shell, and
> of course my keyboard and mouse are wireless to usb, so neither work, reset
> button tap time.
> The only reason I can deduce is that because the drive isn't mounted,
> something is still missing, either in the vmlinuz file or in the initrd
> file.
> This most working 3.12.9 bootup shows:
> gene@coyote:~/src/linux-3.2.40$ lsmod |grep sata
> sata_nv 16890 12
> libata 146855 2 pata_amd,sata_nv
> And I'm pretty sure all that is in the initrd.
> Except according to grep, none of that is in
> /lib/modules/3.2.40/modules.dep
> And I cannot find anyplace in a make xconfig that mentions libata.
> So obviously my .config is still fubared. It does grep in the other
> modules.dep files for several other versions.
> In fact, no .config I have mentions it. At my age the hair is thinning
> quickly enough.
> So, Next please? libata is missing, and so is sata_nv in spite of that
> being enabled:

It's missing as a loadable module, but that's OK since it's builtin.

> gene@coyote:~/src/linux-3.2.40$ grep SATA_NV .config
> But I see thats builtin, but it didn't help.

Your .config has (I believe)
and that is what builds libata.

Any other clues?


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