Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18882
kernel server-tuning patch incompatible with Win4Lin
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:36:27 EDT
Building a kernel with the server-tuning patch and win4lin patch applied
generates a kernel which does not boot. The machine resets before the
kernel displays any messages.
This is not a bug report in the general sense of the word, but I figured
that people building kernels should be aware of the issue. Hopefully
NeTraverse (nee TreLos) can determine which specific define was changed
that is causing the problem.
According to Netraverse, it is most likely the NR_TASKS change since the max is
4092 for a normal kernel, apm takes away 2 leaving 4090, and win4lin takes away
256 leaving slightly more than 3800.
I have not yet tested this hypothesis, but it seems correct.
This would appear to be a problem for Trelos not Red Hat. It's stil good to have
the info so other
folks can find it in the database however.