Hi Jason.

That was close – I was really about to send the zx6000 onto the tech recycle.

The following is all I get coming out from the console (Serial A, since the 
zx6000 does not have a management card / iLO). After the initrd line shows, a 
good 5 seconds pass. Then the front panel becomes all red and the cryptic 
modem-style sounds come out. I’ve wondered about the health of both my ELILO 
and Kernel, but my rx2660 boots fine with the exact the same two.


EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.61]  Firmware ver 2.31 [4411]

Loading device drivers

Loading.: Auxiliary Floating Point Driver
Load of Auxiliary Floating Point Driver failed: Not Found
EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.61]  Firmware ver 2.31 [4411]

Please select a boot option

    Windows Boot Manager
    Debian
    EFI Shell [Built-in]
    Removable Media
    Boot Option Maintenance Menu
    System Configuration Menu


    Use ^ and v to change option(s). Use Enter to select an option
Loading.: Debian
Starting: Debian
ELILO v3.14 for EFI/IA-64
..
Uncompressing Linux... done
Loading file \EFI\debian\initrd.img...done




_____
Pedro

From: Jason Duerstock<mailto:jason.duerst...@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 04:01
To: Pedro Miguel Teixeira<mailto:pm...@texair.net>
Cc: Gatis Visnevskis<mailto:ga...@pie-dabas.net>; Ivan 
Zakharyaschev<mailto:i...@altlinux.org>; 
debian-ia64<mailto:debian-ia64@lists.debian.org>; 
gle...@altlinux.org<mailto:gle...@altlinux.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#711135: Re: compiling a bootable kernel for ia64 (itanium2, 
mckinley, rx2620)

Hi Pedro,

Can you file a separate bug for this, and include a boot log?

Thanks,

Jason


On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:24 AM, Pedro Miguel Teixeira <pm...@texair.net> wrote:
>
>
> The latest kernel available from Debian does work fine on my Montvale
> rx2660. However, I cannot boot my McKinley zx6000 with it. It will MCA
> really early in the boot process.
>
>
>
> Linux b777 3.2.0-4-mckinley #1 SMP Debian 3.2.78-1 ia64 GNU/Linux
>
>
>
>
>
> _____
> Pedro
>
>
>
> From: Gatis Visnevskis
> Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 03:13
> To: Ivan Zakharyaschev
> Cc: Jason Duerstock; debian-ia64; gle...@altlinux.org
> Subject: Re: Bug#711135: Re: compiling a bootable kernel for ia64 (itanium2,
> mckinley, rx2620)
>
>
>
> Hi all
>
> I got working 3.2.0 kernel after some work. Without recompilation.
> HP rx4640. That was 2 years ago. Server switched off for cost saving :(
>
> Started to install toolchain for compilation, but not finished.
> Internal disks were too small, some 36 gb i think.
>
> It seems that i have to boot my server, and try again, as there is some
> light in end of tunnel. I was hoping to get LXC working on ia64 some
> day.
>
> Gasha
>
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:33:16 +0300 (MSK)
> Ivan Zakharyaschev <i...@altlinux.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Ivan Zakharyaschev wrote:
>>
>> > On Sun, 4 Feb 2018, Jason Duerstock wrote:
>> >
>> >>  Does the kernel from here work for you?:
>> >>
>> >>  https://people.debian.org/~jrtc27/wheezy-backports-ia64/
>> >>
>> >>  Specifically
>> >>
>> >> https://people.debian.org/~jrtc27/wheezy-backports-ia64/linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-mckinley_3.16.39-1+deb8u1~bpo70+1+gcc4.4_ia64.deb
>> >
>> > (As I've already said, this kernel works for our machine.)
>> >
>> > How to reproduce this build? Have you published the corresponding
>> > rules?
>> >
>> > I tried:
>> >
>> > $ apt-get source linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-mckinley
>> > $ cd linux-3.16.39/
>> > $ sed -e 's/gcc-4.6/gcc-4.4/g' debian/config/ia64/defines -i
>> > $ debuild -b -us -uc
>> > $ debuild -j2 -b -us -uc
>> > ...
>> >   Kernel: vmlinux.gz is ready
>> > ERROR: "numa_slit" [drivers/block/nvme.ko] undefined!
>> > make[6]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
>>
>> BTW, has anyone been working on adapting the newest kernel package
>> for ia64? (buildd simply reports that there are no rules for ia64.)
>>
>> As for building 3.16 myself (reproducing Jason's build), I've found
>> an obvious fix for the above build problem at
>>
>> https://kernel.opensuse.org/cgit/kernel-source/commit/patches.arch/ia64-export-numa_slit.patch?h=packaging&id=bbf39ca510248f9f9cbfc3c65e8514df929a3094
>> :
>>
>> $ cd debian/patches/
>> $ mkdir bugfix/ia64
>> $ wget
>>
>> 'https://kernel.opensuse.org/cgit/kernel-source/plain/patches.arch/ia64-export-numa_slit.patch?h=packaging&id=bbf39ca510248f9f9cbfc3c65e8514df929a3094'
>> -O bugfix/ia64/ia64-export-numa_slit.patch
>> $ cat bugfix/ia64/ia64-export-numa_slit.patch
>> From: Hannes Reinecke <h...@suse.de>
>> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:01:30 +0100
>> Subject: [PATCH] ia64: export numa_slit()
>> Patch-Mainline: not yet
>> References: bnc#913030,FATE#317455
>>
>> nvme triggers a build error with 'numa_slit' being undefined.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Hannes Reinecke <h...@suse.de>
>> ---
>>   arch/ia64/mm/numa.c | 1 +
>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/ia64/mm/numa.c b/arch/ia64/mm/numa.c
>> index 88f4eeb..23a914c 100644
>> --- a/arch/ia64/mm/numa.c
>> +++ b/arch/ia64/mm/numa.c
>> @@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ struct node_cpuid_s node_cpuid[NR_CPUS] =
>>    * proportional to the memory access latency ratios.
>>    */
>>   u8 numa_slit[MAX_NUMNODES * MAX_NUMNODES];
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(numa_slit);
>>
>>   /* Identify which cnode a physical address resides on */
>>   int
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