[Tux3] Tux3 report: A Golden Copy

sniper s3c24xx at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 23:34:03 PST 2008

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Daniel Phillips <phillips at phunq.net> wrote:
> All versions of Tux3 are special, we think, but this one is a little
> more special than all the rest: for the first time, it survives
> repeated fsx-linux runs.  That is mainly due to a burst of amazingly
> accurate work by Hirofumi, and finishing up the SMP lock coverage.
> Here is the HowTo again, lightly updated to install the first official
> Tux3 Golden Copy:
>    # Get a kernel tree:
>    wget http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-
>    tar -xjf linux-
>    cd linux-
>    # Get the Christmas tux3 patch and patch the kernel:
>    wget http://tux3.org/patches/tux3-
>    patch <tux3- -p1
>    # Build linux with tux3:
>    make defconfig
>    make CONFIG_TUX3=y
>    sudo make install
>    # Get the Christmas tux3 userspace snapshot:
>    wget http://tux3.org/downloads/snapshots/tux3-20081230.tar.gz
>    tar -xzf tux3-20081230.tar.gz
>    cd tux3/user
>    make
>    # make a tux3 filesystem
>    sudo ./tux3 mkfs /dev/<testpartition>
> Boot and mount!
>    cat /proc/filesystems | grep tux3 && mount /dev/<testpartition> /mnt
> Recovery after crash or unexpected shutdown is easy:
>   tux3 mkfs <volname>
> In other words, do not expect Tux3 to survive this kind of treatment
> just yet.  Atomic commit is on the way, and is the last major change
> planned before starting review.
> Caveats are the same as before:
>   http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-fsdevel/2008/12/26/4493214
>   "Tux3 for Christmas"
> And finally the usual offer:  If you drop by to lend a hand we will
> treat you with respect and admiration for showing such courage, and we
> will make you even more famous than you already are, by carving your
> name in the Tux3 Hall of Fame:
>  http://tux3.org/about.html
> Regards,
> Daniel
> --

Great, I have mounted tux3 filesystem under UML with stuffs in this mail,
but I still can't debug it with gdb. Anyone gives me suggestion?

fqh at ubuntu:~/Desktop/linux-$ gdb -args linux ubda=tuxroot ubdb=testdev
GNU gdb 6.8-debian
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This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
(gdb) run
Starting program: /home/fqh/Desktop/linux- ubda=tuxroot
Locating the bottom of the address space ...
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x08066c7f in page_ok (page=<value optimized out>) at
31                      n = *address;

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