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Re: Debian on mac68k

Hi Finn,

On 2/20/16 7:09 PM, Finn Thain wrote:

> Hi Stan,
> Linux v2.2 has many known bugs that have been fixed in v2.6 or v3. I would 
> advise that you avoid old kernels.

Yes, I'm trying to compile a later kernel...  prefereably 3.19.8...

>> I read that there's an effort to restart Debian support for mac68k after 
>> Debian 3.1, but I haven't found much information about it.
> There is no Debian port for Apple Mac 68k hardware as such. There is a 
> Debian port for the m68k architecture, which covers hardware from Apollo, 
> Apple, Atari, Commodore, NeXT, Sun etc. Debian/m68k is actively developed. 
> Please see https://wiki.debian.org/M68k

Some of the links on that page are broken; such as
"http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/dists/etch-m68k/";  I am interested in
helping with the project and would be happy to help with testing...

> If you want to build your own kernels, I suggest you obtain a cross 
> toolchain from kernel.org: https://www.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/

I will check on cross compilers...  Taking a week to compile a kernel is
pretty slow...

> The scsi stability issues can be resolved with the right patches. A 
> timekeeping issue suggests high timer interrupt latency. If this problem 
> affects recent kernels, we could look into it. If you are willing to test 
> a recent kernel binary, I'd be happy to build one for you.

Yes, I'd be happy to test a kernel binary, please also include a .config
file, so I could try compiling it as well.

thanks for your help


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