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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.


> Christian

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