Re: 2.5.38 on ppc/prep

From: Tom Rini (
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 09:55:19 EST

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 04:39:49PM +0200, Remco Post wrote:
> On maandag, september 23, 2002, at 04:29 , Tom Rini wrote:
> >On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 02:03:02PM +0200, Remco Post wrote:
> >
> >>after some tiny fixes to reiserfs and the makefile for prep bootfile
> >>(using ../lib/lib.a vs. ../lib/libz.a) I managed to succesfully compile
> >>a kernel. It even boots to the point where it frees unused kernel
> >>memory
> >>and then stops... this includes succesfully mounting the root
> >>filesystem...
> >
> >What typo exactly? The only 'lib' in the Makefile
> >(arch/ppc/boot/prep/Makefile) is:
> >LIBS = ../lib/zlib.a
> That one exactly... I don't recall calling it a typo, though ;-) I guess
> that is more a relic from when the only lib routines were libz ones and
> we called the lib to be linked libz.a....

It's not a relic, it's design. We don't want the kernel's zlib routines
right now, we want our own. Did it not link the way it was? It's been
a few releases since I last compiled for my PReP box, but it was well
after the zlib changes had gone in.

> There is a simular entry in arch/ppc/boot/openfirmware/Makefile...
> removing the z helped over there as well (don't recall exactly, I'm at
> work now... ) (not that I dare booting Linus's 2.5 tree on my build
> machine, it's falling apart even with stable software.... ;-(

Again, we don't want the 'normal' zlib there either. Was it not
linking? If so, what was the error?

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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