Re: [Linux-ia64] kernel update (relative to 2.4.18)

From: Peter Chubb <>
Date: 2002-03-07 09:33:15
>>>>> "David" == David Mosberger <> writes:

David> The latest ia64 patch is now availabe at in
David> /pub/linux/kernel/ports/ia64/v2.4/:

Peter> With this patched kernel, one cannot configure the loop device
Peter> when using the HP simulator.

Peter> I moved the line that sourced the block-device config script
Peter> outside the HP_SIM guards, as in the appended patch.

David> Hmmh, I'm a bit reluctant to do this, as it will pull in all
David> the other drivers, 99% of which won't build.  How about just
David> including the loopback prompt directly in the ia64 config?  If
David> this works, send me a patch and I'll include it.  (Yes, I
David> realize that's kludgy, but presumably this will all get cleaned
David> up if and when the new kernel configuration makes it into 2.5).

OK, Here it is.  We probably need to do something similar for the scsi
config.  This patch is against a 2.4.18 kernel with the IA64 patch.

--- linux/arch/ia64/	Thu Mar  7 09:21:50 2002
+++ linux-local/arch/ia64/	Thu Mar  7 09:28:08 2002
@@ -152,6 +152,17 @@
+else # ! HP_SIM
+mainmenu_option next_comment
+comment 'Block devices'
+tristate 'Loopback device support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP
+dep_tristate 'Network block device support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NBD $CONFIG_NET
+tristate 'RAM disk support' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
+if [ "$CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM" = "y" -o "$CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM" = "m" ]; then
+   int '  Default RAM disk size' CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE 4096
 fi # !HP_SIM
 mainmenu_option next_comment
Received on Wed Mar 06 14:33:24 2002

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