Re: etch on aranym, was Re: [buildd] Etch?
On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > > >From "should work", I take it that no out-of-tree patches are
> > > >required...
> that is correct - no ARAnyM specific patches are required for booting
> Atari kernel on ARAnyM. But if you add one small patch you get real
> power-off and also ethernet networking.
Good to know.
> BTW, there is a lot of other things that could be added by patching the
> linux kernel - one of them is direct access to host drives or
> filesystems (which would greatly speed things up since the emulated IDE
> is PITA), the other is direct access to (acceelerated) host graphics
> (which again would greatly speed the system since emulating VIDEL
> bitplanes is another great PITA) but I won't bother with that when
> stability is not solved yet.
> > > but which tree should work? Are you referring to mainline,
> > > linux-m68k or debian kernel?
> See above. An Atari kernel. Or m68k kernel with Atari support. MC68040,
> VIDEL bitplane graphics... Does mainline contain all Atari related
> patches already? I've been waiting ages for that (since 0.9pl3? ;-) and
> IIRC the vanilla always lacked a few bits here or there...
I think the mainline 2.4 tree is closed (other than for regressions). But
it would be great if your ethernet/poweroff work could be merged into the
linux-m68k 2.4 tree.