Re: v1.3.32 Oopses
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 12:18:42 GMT

Linus Torvalds writes:
> Peter K: "v1.3.32 Oopses" (Oct 9, 15:56):
> > I have run into several (well, uh, about 10 in the space of about 6 hours)
> > kernel oopses just this morning after applying 1.3.32 complainin about
> > not being able to free unallocated kernel pages (?)
> >
> Could you please double-check that you didn't get any rejects or that
> the kernel compilation went ok? The 1.3.32 patches are pretty much
> totally insignificant, with the exception of the NFS code. So if 1.3.31
> was stable for you, 1.3.32 _should_ also be ok.
> Do you NFS-mount anything? If you don't, I'd really like you to try to
> do a "make clean" and re-make your kernel just to make sure it's not
> something like that. Because I can't see anything in the code that
> should make any difference..
> Linus

Amen! I had a problem compiling ppp-2.2.0a; ccp.c failed with several
undefined labels. The problem was caused by using a /usr/src/linux
tree that was filled with a mix of creation dates, confusing ppp's
"make kernel" which updates, among other things, a set of ppp .h
files. Removing the tree and patching up (from 1.3.30 in this case)
to 1.3.32 brought the dates back into line and everything installed
and compiled as it should.