Re: 2.6.14 boots on sgi altix?

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2005-11-18 15:09:18
On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:16:07 -0800, 
"Chen, Kenneth W" <> wrote:
>Is there something special I need to do to boot 2.6.14 on SGI
>altix machine?  I took 7 day old kernel source, and
>did the following:
>cp arch/ia64/config/sn2_defconfig .config
>make oldconfig
>make vmlinux
>And it resulted with a bug check at very early stage of boot.
>The boot log says:
>Linux version (root@linux-sgi) (gcc version 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-24)) #3 SMP Thu Nov 17 19:25:56 PST 2005
>EFI v1.02 by SGI: SALsystab=0x3002514a60 ACPI 2.0=0x30027a1950
>Number of logical nodes in system = 16
>Number of memory chunks in system = 16
>SAL 2.9: SGI SN2 version 4.4
>SAL Platform features: ITC_Drift
>SAL: AP wakeup using external interrupt vector 0x12
>No logical to physical processor mapping available
>kernel BUG at arch/ia64/sn/kernel/setup.c:468!
>swapper[0]: bugcheck! 0 [1]

You need a newer version of SAL for kernel 2.6.14.  From memory you
need at least SAL 4.30, but check with your SGI support person.

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