Created attachment 24494 [details]
HW: IBM Thinkpad X40, 1.2GHz Pentium M, 1.5GB RAM
SW: Debian unstable x86_32, Grub2 boot-loader
Symptoms: Affected kernels refuse to boot. Grub2 seems to be able to load the kernel image (and initrd), but to kernel halts with the following output
Destination address too large
-- System halted
Via bisecting I've drilled down the problem to the following changesets:
I haven't bisected further because compiling kernels takes ages on this box and the buildsystem changes in this area force a full recompile every time I've tested a new kernel. Furthermore quite a few kernels I've tested in-between refused to properly compile, so I've given up.
I've reverted the complete kbuild merge for .33 like this:
Revert "Merge branch 'for-33' of git://repo.or.cz/linux-kbuild"
This reverts commit 5a865c0606eb44d5d12cabb429751c83712183de, reversing
changes made to 331d9d5958277de27e6ce42247e1cbec54fd1c7e.
... on top of a recent -linus. This works around the problem.
It's a known problem, and a fix is on the way. In the meantime, change the kernel compression to GZIP.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 14907 ***