compilation problems with Kernel 2.4.20-8

Andrew Cilia acilia at
Fri Sep 26 08:11:34 EDT 2003

Continuing on from this posting, I have managed to compile the mtd 
components against 2.4.20-8 (RH Ver 9) but still haven't managed to do the 
same with jffs2.  I have shelved the latter and am looking at getting nftl 
working over mtd. In this regard, I am seeing /dev/mtd0 and have run 
nftl_format on it. When I reboot, I get a message re: no valid partition 
information for nftla. I have not compiled mtd partitioning into the kernel 
so could this be the problem here? Is mtd partitioning mandatory? I also 
see nftla1 coming up on boot but I do not have this under /dev. Do I need 
devfs up and running also or is it just a matter of running MAKEDEV?


At 23:21 24/09/2003, you wrote:
>I have just downloaded today's mtd  snapshot, run a and tried 
>to compile. Compilation falls over with problems in compatmac.h. In 
>particular, it doesn't like current being passed to recalc_sigpending 
>(around line 24) and set_user_nice conflicts with another definition.  I'm 
>now past mtd compilation and continuing onwards (slow process ...300Mhz Geode).
>Andrew Cilia B.Sc. MCSE ICSE
>Philip Toledo Limited
>Notabile Road, Mriehel BKR01,Malta
>Tel: +356 21445566
>Mob:+356 99430588
>Fax: +356 21484316
>Email: acilia at
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Andrew Cilia B.Sc. MCSE ICSE
Philip Toledo Limited
Notabile Road, Mriehel BKR01,Malta

Tel: +356 21445566
Mob:+356 99430588
Fax: +356 21484316

Email: acilia at

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