Re: Problems compiling kernel 2.4.18 patched with the latest patc h

From: Nagendra Singh Tomar <>
Date: 2003-08-28 03:00:03
	Thanx for ur reply. I had difficulties applying the patch. I tried 
it on the already patched 2.4.18 (with latest ia64 port patch as I 
mentioned). I will download the 2.4.21 kernel and try patching and 
compiling it. Hope that passes thru. I don't want to run a 2.6 kernel 
because I have a massive kernel module that works on 2.4.18 kernel on an 
IA32. To start with I would just like to see if it works on IA64 also. i 
don't want to get down to porting that module to 2.6. Later, when I am 
done with amking it work on 2.4.21/IA64, I will put the effort of porting 
it to 2.6 series. 
Is 2.4.21 also not a good choice for IA64 ?


 On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:

> On Tuesday 26 August 2003 3:20 pm, Nagendra Singh Tomar wrote:
> > The kernel is 2.4.18 taken from
> > Patch applied is linux-2.4.18-ia64-020722.diff taken from
> >
> > I get the following error 
> > 
> > /tmp/newhd/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-ia64/include/asm/machvec.h:82:12:
> pasting 
> > "machvec_hpsim" and "." does not give a valid preprocessing token
> > 
> > The detailed compilation log can be found at the end of this mail. I
> have 
> > made a cross compiler tool-chain on a IA32 system, running RedHat-8.0.
> > I searched in the archives. Looks like people have faced this problem,
> but 
> > it was fixed. Is it fixed for 2.4.18 or do I need a later kernel.
> I assume you found this message in the archives:
> I don't think the 2.4.18 patch was ever updated, so you probably
> can't build a 2.4.18 generic kernel unless you want to apply the
> machvec and sba_iommu patches.
> That's a pretty old kernel, and the generic target was just starting
> to come together then.  But I assume you have a good reason for
> wanting to use such an old kernel.
> Bjorn

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