FYI, ZX1 config problem in 2.4.23/2.4.24

From: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas_at_hp.com>
Date: 2004-01-07 11:32:22
When I changed the "HP-zx1" kernel config choice to just "HP",
I seem to have exposed an oddity in the way menuconfig works.
The menu contains this:

        "generic                CONFIG_IA64_GENERIC             \
         DIG-compliant          CONFIG_IA64_DIG                 \
         HP-simulator           CONFIG_IA64_HP_SIM              \
         HP                     CONFIG_IA64_HP_ZX1              \
         SGI-SN2                CONFIG_IA64_SGI_SN2" generic

and apparently when the user selects "HP", menuconfig turns on
the *simulator* symbol (CONFIG_IA64_HP_SIM) instead of the HP_ZX1
symbol.  I think this looks like a menuconfig bug, but the easiest
way around it is probably to use a patch like this:

===== arch/ia64/config.in 1.31 vs edited =====
--- 1.31/arch/ia64/config.in	Thu Oct 16 15:56:24 2003
+++ edited/arch/ia64/config.in	Tue Jan  6 17:29:22 2004
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@
 choice 'IA-64 system type'					\
 	"generic		CONFIG_IA64_GENERIC		\
 	 DIG-compliant		CONFIG_IA64_DIG			\
-	 HP-simulator		CONFIG_IA64_HP_SIM		\
+	 Ski-simulator		CONFIG_IA64_HP_SIM		\
 	 HP			CONFIG_IA64_HP_ZX1		\
 	 SGI-SN2		CONFIG_IA64_SGI_SN2" generic
 
One symptom of this problem are messages like this when linking
the kernel:

ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 105.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 94.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 114.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 103.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 522.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 109.
ld: Dwarf Error: Line offset (1936617315) bigger than line size (200501).
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 115.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 4112.
ld: Dwarf Error: Could not find abbrev number 95.
drivers/char/char.o: In function `to_utf8':
drivers/char/char.o(.text.init+0x2e72): undefined reference to `probe_serial_acpi'

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Received on Tue Jan 6 19:35:56 2004

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