Subject: Re: compatibility issue between 1.6 and -current
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 11/24/2002 15:21:41
On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 12:50:58PM -0800, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 12:36:07PM -0800, Chuck Silvers wrote:
>  > I upgraded my test machine to -current userland today and I found
>  > that a 1.6 kernel can't even start the new /sbin/init, it gets EFAULT.
>  > does anyone else see this?
>  > 
>  > this definitely puts a damper on my motivation to debug the icache
>  > problems in the 1.6 kernels.
> Running a newer userland with an older kernel has .. never been
> a supported configuration, I don't think.

yea, but it seems important to know why it's not working...
I don't imagine that anyone intended to change the toolchain or exec code
such that this would not work.