[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] How large may the kernel-image be?

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 28 10:22:11 EET 2006
On 2/28/06, Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at gmail.com> wrote:
> HI again,
> Or just to change the question: With which gcc version does N770's
> kernel has to be compiled?
> Somewhere in the docs 3.4 was mentioned but my scratchbox/ARM
> installation ships with gcc-3.3.4.
> Since it boots almost completly up I can't really imagine whats wrong
> or missing - maybe it can't insert modules it needs to startup X or
> something like that.

Often the reboot cycle is from some application deemed as Truly
Needed(tm) dying (at which point the failsafe mechanism boots).
Without dedicated devices the recovery could be tricky, but one can
try with setting the 'no-lifeguard-reset' r&d flag[1] with flasher and
praying it will boot up to having a GUI (or if installed, sshd)
available for debugging.

AFAIK, you need to use gcc3.4, I've succesfully compiled a kernel for
the 770 with the


toolchain (with wlan working etc), so it indeed could be that the
kernel fails to load some modules and someone gets confused over it.

[1] Described here for example:

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