cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter05 hostreqs.xml

matthew at linuxfromscratch.org matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jun 17 12:55:41 PDT 2004


matthew     04/06/17 13:55:41

  Modified:    BOOK     general.ent
               BOOK/chapter01 changelog.xml
               BOOK/chapter05 hostreqs.xml
  Log:
  Clarify that a gcc-3.x compiled kernel is required in order for the NTPL testsuite to run without segfaulting
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.52      +2 -2      LFS/BOOK/general.ent
  
  Index: general.ent
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/general.ent,v
  retrieving revision 1.51
  retrieving revision 1.52
  diff -u -r1.51 -r1.52
  --- general.ent	16 Jun 2004 13:24:36 -0000	1.51
  +++ general.ent	17 Jun 2004 19:55:41 -0000	1.52
  @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
  -<!ENTITY version "CVS-20040616">
  -<!ENTITY releasedate "June 16, 2004">
  +<!ENTITY version "CVS-20040617">
  +<!ENTITY releasedate "June 17, 2004">
   <!ENTITY milestone "6.0">
   
   <!ENTITY lfs-root "http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/">
  
  
  
  1.819     +3 -0      LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml
  
  Index: changelog.xml
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.818
  retrieving revision 1.819
  diff -u -r1.818 -r1.819
  --- changelog.xml	16 Jun 2004 13:54:27 -0000	1.818
  +++ changelog.xml	17 Jun 2004 19:55:41 -0000	1.819
  @@ -75,6 +75,9 @@
   </itemizedlist>
   </listitem>
   
  +<listitem><para>June 17, 2004 [matt]: Clarify that a gcc-3.x based compiled
  +2.6.x kernel is required on the host.</para></listitem>
  +
   <listitem><para>June 16, 2004 [winkie]: Use <command>chmod</command> to fix the
   permissions of various executable scripts when doing inline stream editing.
   </para></listitem>
  
  
  
  1.5       +7 -3      LFS/BOOK/chapter05/hostreqs.xml
  
  Index: hostreqs.xml
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter05/hostreqs.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.4
  retrieving revision 1.5
  diff -u -r1.4 -r1.5
  --- hostreqs.xml	30 May 2004 13:41:03 -0000	1.4
  +++ hostreqs.xml	17 Jun 2004 19:55:41 -0000	1.5
  @@ -8,9 +8,13 @@
   <?dbhtml filename="hostreqs.html"?>
   
   <para>Due to the experimental nature of the current book, the host must be
  -running at <emphasis>least</emphasis> a 2.6.2 kernel. The reasons for this high
  -requirement is the use of NPTL, but more importantly the use of udev. Udev
  -creates devices dynamically by reading from the <systemitem class="filesystem">sysfs</systemitem> file system. Only very
  +running at <emphasis>least</emphasis> a 2.6.2 kernel compiled with gcc-3.0 or
  +higher. There are two main reasons for the high requirement.  Firstly, we make
  +use of the Native Posix Threading Library (NPTL) whose testsuite will segfault
  +if the host's kernel hasn't been compiled with gcc-3.0 or later.  Secondly, the
  +2.6.2 or later version of the kernel is required for the use of udev. Udev
  +creates devices dynamically by reading from the
  +<systemitem class="filesystem">sysfs</systemitem> file system. Only very
   recently has support for this file system been implemented in most of the kernel
   drivers, however. We must be sure that all the critical system devices get
   created properly.</para>
  
  
  



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