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SubjectRe: make oldfonfig broken.
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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>On 02/10/2014 04:13 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 10 February 2014, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>> 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
>>>> CONFIG_SATA_NV=y
>>>>
>>>> But I see thats builtin, but it didn't help.
>>>
>>> Your .config has (I believe)
>>> CONFIG_ATA=y
>>> and that is what builds libata.
>>>
>>> Any other clues?
>>
>> Not that I see in the build trace. grepping:
>> gene@coyote:~/src/linux-3.2.40$ grep CONFIG_ATA .config
>> CONFIG_ATALK=m
>> # CONFIG_ATA_OVER_ETH is not set
>> CONFIG_ATA=y
>> # CONFIG_ATA_NONSTANDARD is not set
>> CONFIG_ATA_VERBOSE_ERROR=y
>> CONFIG_ATA_ACPI=y
>> CONFIG_ATA_SFF=y
>> CONFIG_ATA_BMDMA=y
>> # CONFIG_ATA_PIIX is not set
>> CONFIG_ATA_GENERIC=m
>>
>> And it seems to be building libata:
>> gene@coyote:~/src/linux-3.2.40/drivers/ata$ ls -l|grep libata|grep .o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10236 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-acpi.o
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 gene gene 175870 2013-03-05 22:24 libata-core.c
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89616 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-core.o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35904 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-eh.o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 222732 2014-02-10 18:19 libata.o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12072 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-pmp.o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37156 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-scsi.o
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40996 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-sff.o
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 gene gene 19559 2013-03-05 22:24 libata-transport.c
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 gene gene 536 2013-03-05 22:24 libata-transport.h
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11772 2014-02-10 18:19 libata-transport.o
>>
>> But libata.ko is not making it into the initrd, nor the modules.dep for
>> 3.2.40.
>>
>> I been playing 20 monkeys changing one ata related thing at a time &
>> doing a sudo time -p ./makeit to check, not much use rebooting to
>> check until I see it.
>>
>> I'll go gedit .config & change CONFIG_ATA to = m & try one more time.
>>
>> Got it, test reboot time. Made it 2 lines farther, "switching to clock
>> source TSC" then fell through to the busybox prompt with all inputs
>> dead.
>>
>> Sigh.
>>
>> .config attached if you've got time.
>
>You have ext[234] filesystems builtin. I suppose the rootfs is one of
>those?
>
>Your .config file also has the ATA drivers as =m (loadable modules), but
>I guess that you also tested with those drivers =y (builtin).
>
>I don't see what the problem is.
>You may need to try taking a photo of the failed boot and sending it to
>the mailing list (and me) again, even though that has not worked for you
>some time in the past.

I thought after sending the last msg, that I would look at the
i386_defconfig to see if I could get a clue about this TSC clock its
mewling about.

It doesn't even exist in either defconfig. ?????

This is 3.12.9 ATM, 3.12.6 will also boot, but I am going to pull that
defconfig and see it it will still boot. Just for S&G of course.

Cheers, Gene
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soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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