Re: Git puzzle

From: Gene Heskett
Date: Sun Dec 29 2013 - 06:27:39 EST

On Sunday 29 December 2013, Jason Cooper wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 01:27:05AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 29 December 2013, Jason Cooper wrote:
>> >You may want to try the opposite approach. x86_64_defconfig, then add
>> >just what is necessary to boot and reproduce the bug.
>> Did that, then added some stuff for my hdwe, made sure the Makefile
>> version and my makeit script versions matched. Fired off my
>> build/install script, But it bailed out at the mkinitramfs stage,
>> couldn't find
>> /lib/modules/3.8.2 because it was named "3.8.2+".
>For this bisect run, can you do without the initramfs? Just build the
>sata driver and the fs driver into the kernel. You may want to drop
>makeit and just do the bare minimum, 'make bzImage && make modules &&
>make modules_install' or similar.
>The '+' means the kernel build system (using git) determined that there
>were changes to the source tree from the most recent tagged version. If
>there weren't, it would just use the tag 3.8.2. You can take a look at
>scripts/setlocalversion to see how it figures it out.
Up, leg cramps, the wet ram ain't the only thing old. Anyway did that,
copied the vmlinix to /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.2+, update-grub, reboot, selected
it, got invalid magic numbers. So I'm back on 3.12.6. But when I went to
make sure that 3.8.2 worked, my script had screwed that up thinking it was
building a real, from tarball 3.8.2. But I have that tree untouched so it
will re-install. Which I will start and go back to bed.



Cheers, Gene
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