I sent the image to your personal email. Please keep us posted if you
find out the problem.
> now I'm curious enough that I'd love to get the filesystem image so
> can reproduce the problem here :)
> Can you please use the "saves" command in u-boot to dump out the
> contents of flash as an SREC? You'll need a terminal program which
> can redirect its output to a file, then run:
> saves 0 ffffff
> The output from that command will be large -- I think somewhere in
> the 50MB or so range. It'll be all text though, so it should be
> quite compressible using gzip or zip. If you could generate that
> image for me, then send me the output, I can load it onto a gumstix
> here and try seeing where the problem is occurring in u-boot.
> Another option, which might be easier, would be to boot into linux,
> and then remount / read-only, then copy the filesystem image off
> somewhere (MMC card or scp it over the network):
> $ mount -o remount,ro /
> $ sync
> $ dd if=/dev/mtdblock1 of=/tmp/rootfs.img bs=128k
> [ should say it copies 126 blocks]
> $ mount /mnt/mmc && cp /tmp/rootfs.img /mnt/mmc && umount /mnt/mmc
> [ or ]
> $ scp /tmp/rootfs.img someserver:/path/to/where/file/should/go
> Then send me the rootfs.img
> On Apr 24, 2006, at 1:27 PM, Jannu Desconocido wrote:
> > Hi Graig,
> > Thanks for your speedy response.
> >> Could you please try updating u-boot using the latest image from
> >> sf.net? Leave the rootfs as it is, and let me know if the new u-boot
> >> (which removes those unknown node type errors and cleans up scanning
> >> new JFFS2 format filesystems) works for you?
> > I updated the u-boot to version 1.1.4 and left the root fs untouched.
> > I got rid of those unknown node errors all right but the problem is
> > still
> > the same i.e. I get
> > -----------
> > U-Boot 1.1.4 (Apr 10 2006 - 11:13:02)
> > *** Welcome to Gumstix ***
> > U-Boot code: A3F00000 -> A3F2369C BSS: -> A3F58748
> > RAM Configuration:
> > Bank #0: a0000000 64 MB
> > Flash: 16 MB
> > SMC91C1111-0
> > Can't overwrite "serial#"
> > Net: SMC91C1111-0
> > Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
> > Instruction Cache is ON
> > ### JFFS2 loading 'boot/uImage' to 0xa2000000
> > Scanning JFFS2 FS: ......- add_node: malloc failed
> > add_node failed!
> > load: Failed to scan JFFSv2 file structure
> > ### JFFS2 LOAD ERROR<0> for boot/uImage!
> > GUM>
> > -----------
> > Like earlier if I say boot at the GUM> prompt the board boots up ok.
> >> If the new u-boot is still not working, then there is a work-around.
> >> You can modify the bootcmd u-boot variable to just retry; the error
> >> seems to happen on the first scan-through of JFFS2 but it works
> >> enough to allow subsequent JFFS2 reads. So basically, your bootcmd
> >> should become:
> >> fsl;fsl;bootm
> >> instead of what it effectively starts off as:
> >> fsl&&bootm
> > Ok, that solved the problem.. that is for now. I have to see
> > whether it
> > will boot up after couple of days. Anywayz, this solution is kinda
> > kludge and
> > I'm not totally sure how much I can trust these boards for the task
> > we are doing.
> > Anywayz, so far this has been the only problem and other than that
> > the gumstix
> > have been running smoothly. I'm just a little bit worried about
> > possible filesystem
> > corruption that might happen (the boot sector or sumthin got
> > screwed) and possible
> > data loss. Well we are downloading the data periodically via
> > bluetooth but still..
> > Anywayz, I'll keep you posted whether the same happens again after
> > few days.
> > Cheers
> > Pete
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