Re: buildd macs, was Re: [buildd] Etch?
On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 08:52:23AM +0200, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > Please try this kernel
> > http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/linux-image/linux-image-2.6.17-2-mac_2.6.17-6.1_m68k.deb
> Yeah, it seems we just gained some time. About one year so...
I don't follow...
> Nevertheless, it would be good to receive some feedback on the mac
> kernel. There was an upload planned for tomorrow, if I knew the changes
> were ok, I would commit them. My mac is still busy building packages,
> maybe I can test it there during the weekend.
> Another mac related question, the machine was unresponsive yesterday, I
> had thousands of eth0 timed out messages.
I guess the MACE ethernet driver bug is still alive and well :-/
> I assume if I could have reloaded the network driver, I could have
> avoided the reboot. Is there any reason why we can not have the network
> drivers as modules instead of built-in?
I don't see why they can't be modular.
> The initrd does not work, it is a little more inconveniant since we have
> to have the modules installed, but that is no problem with the
> linux-image. Would there be any problem for the installation? IIRC macs
> do not netboot, so?
My kernels have built-in sonic because usually I can't be bothered
installing the modules every time I build a new kernel, and if I'm working
on a machine without ADB, I have to have the ethernet driver working.