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September 27, 2006

from the ‘stuff I need to know to get work done right now’ dept.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:33 PM

If you’re building a Linux initramfs into your kernel image via CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE=”/path/to/some/directory” and make dies with “target pattern contains no `%'”, check if /path/to/some/directory has a file with ‘:’ in the name. If it does, get rid of it (assuming it’s not needed…). What’s happening is that we use the list of files in the initramfs as dependencies to make to know when to rebuild the initramfs, and the ‘:’ in the middle of the dependency list freaks make out.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled torture of getting aic94xx to load its firmware from the initramfs.

5 Comments »

  1. firmware
    from your later comments it looks like you got your aic94xx to load it’s firmware alright in the initramfs…what sorta tricks did you have to do? I’m going on my second day of banging my head against getting a adp9405 to work, but no luck…
    oh, and hello from some random internet person.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 3, 2006 @ 5:16 PM | Reply

    • Re: firmware
      hi there, random internet person.
      I don’t remember all of the hoops I went through (there were a lot of them…) but I did get it to work in the end. As it happens, I’ve put up a copy of my initrd for someone else on http://www.mulix.org/misc/aic94xx.cpio, you’re welcome to grab it while it’s there.

      Comment by mulix — November 3, 2006 @ 6:36 PM | Reply

      • Re: firmware
        *yoink*! trying it now. thx.
        are you doing this work professionally? (for IBM), or just for fun? I am currently working with some IBM sales-types who are supposedly talking with some IBM tech-types..I wonder if you are one of the tech-types.
        meh, the world can’t be that small, can it?

        Comment by Anonymous — November 3, 2006 @ 6:51 PM

      • Re: firmware
        > *yoink*! trying it now. thx.
        have fun 🙂
        > are you doing this work professionally? (for IBM), or just for fun?
        I get paid for it and I enjoy it, so both, I guess 🙂
        > I am currently working with some IBM sales-types who are supposedly talking
        > with some IBM tech-types..I wonder if you are one of the tech-types.
        Nah, I’m pretty far removed from any sales types.
        > meh, the world can’t be that small, can it?
        It is, but this happens to be a contra-indication 🙂

        Comment by mulix — November 3, 2006 @ 7:06 PM

      • Re: firmware
        ah crud. same error. “Failed to load sequencer firmware file aic94xx-seq.fw” at least I feel closer to solving the prob!
        thanks for your help!
        cheers,
        SRIP (Some Random Internet Person)

        Comment by Anonymous — November 3, 2006 @ 9:25 PM


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