Make error in sys_ipc_wrapper

Udo A. Steinberg us15 at
Wed Jul 30 23:29:06 CEST 2003

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 21:54:19 +0100 daviddenny at (DN) wrote:


DN> Udo, Thanks.. I tried make clean followed by make... this stopped in the 
DN> same place
DN> NB I'm using the CVS version, downloaded on Saturday or Sunday last, I'm 
DN> not sure.

This is starting to get interesting...

DN> Bearing in mind my previous problem with tempfile, I am wondering if there 
DN> is a linux distro issue involved. I'm using SuSE8.0 which has a kernel 
DN> level of 2.4.18.

The Linux kernel is completely irrelevant for this particular problem.
An old toolchain (compiler, assembler, linker etc.) could be a problem,
because Suse 8.0 is a tad old.

Can you send the output of:

nm thread-ipc.o | c++filt

That will hopefully narrow the problem down quite a bit.

DN> When looking at UML (IIRC), I remember seeing somewhere that the SuSE 
DN> kernel is a bit customised. Maybe this is the problem and there are 
DN> sources missing in my distro that Fiasco/L4 expects.

No, Fiasco doesn't use any source files other than its own.

DN> Do I gather that tu-dresden relies on debian? Maybe I should consider 
DN> installing a debian linux instead, on this machine.

I wouldn't switch distributions because of that. While it's true that OS
development at TUD is done on machines that run Debian, I successfully
use Slackware at home and it would be a real shame if it didn't run on
Suse for some stupid reason :) [We at least want to know why]


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