[OpenAFS] Linux2.6, Sparc , and Gentoo
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:41:32 -0800
Michael Conrad <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hi, I'm attempting to get OpenAFS compiled on Gentoo, kernel 2.6.15, on
> an UltraSparc. My problem *seems* to be that Gentoo doesn't officially
> support sparc64 by default (and doesn't have 64-bit mode in the compiler
> they supply), and openafs doesn't support linux 2.6 with ordinary
Is the kernel really a 32-bit kernel even for Linux 2.6?
If so, then yes, OpenAFS doesn't support that configuration. Someone
would need to write a Linux 2.6 configuration for 32-bit SPARC. It
probably wouldn't be that difficult; most of the work would be merging the
sparc_linux24 files with the sparc64_linux26 files in some appropriate
> Now, in gentoo they have two ebuilds: one named openafs, and one named
> openafs-kernel which appears to just "make only_libafs". If I let the
> gentoo build system to its own configure, I end up with an error about a
> missing "param.sparc_linux26". If I let your autoconf system run
> naturally, I end up with a successful configuration that is using
> sparc64_linux26. When building "only_libafs" it actually compiles and
> gives me the kernel module. However when doing a normal build, it dies
> with the compile error above.
I wonder if that kernel module actually works. Of course, without the
userspace afsd, it's sort of hard to tell.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>