[Fwd: Bug#303918: Patch to support IT8212 on-board RAID controller]
As this is a FAQ, I've added some content from one of Horms' Debian
Kernel slides to the wiki:
Maybe that'll make it easier to respond to such bug reports.
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reassign #303918 kernel
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 03:28:19PM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> > On Sat, 09 Apr 2005, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > > Dear Debian Kernel Maintainers,
> > >
> > > Alan Cox has a patch against 2.6.10 that supports the IT 8212 RAID
> > > Controller, which is found on some motherboards.
> > just checked it's not in 2.6.12-rc2 nor in the ide-dev tree.
> > i guess alan hasn't submitted it yet to bart.
> [ ... ]
> > the patch will get into our tree as soon as it's accepted upstream.
> The main point of my request is that the patch be applied to
> Debian's kernel *before* it gets into the official sources.
> Indeed, once it is in the official sources, there's no need
> to patch Debian's kernel.
well unless you didn't get it.
we don't apply random pet patch for out of tree drivers.
as aboves patch is quite selfcontained i didn't close your request.
> I've been running a kernel with this driver for several weeks now with
> no ill effects -- in fact, my root partition is on a mirrored drive on
> this controller. Moreover, the patch simply adds one source file
> and fixes the Makefile to build it. It is quite safe for you
> to apply it.
for sarge it's anyway to late, kernel is frozen
and for post sarge it would be cool to have it integrated upstream.
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