Re: Debian on mac68k
This kernel boots on my LC III, but not on my IIfx (it hangs right
before the boot screen comes up, at the same point where there is about
a 2-minute pause when booting Debian 3.1).
On 3/23/16 6:48 PM, Finn Thain wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Feb 2016, I wrote:
>> ... The new build is here,
>> SHA1 9ee49c4d9361785b872f9448acd3e25a4f52ab92
>> The patches are the 84 that I've sent to the scsi maintainers. They
>> affect only the mac_scsi module. (Mac kernel binaries don't have any use
>> for atari_scsi, sun3_scsi etc so these modules aren't present.)
> I've built a new kernel binary with the latest mac_scsi patches included.
> That is, the 23 patches that I recently sent to the scsi maintainers, in
> addition to the previous 84.
> This version of mac_scsi implements working PDMA which should benefit
> 68020- and 68030-based Macs (except for the IIfx). For example, sequential
> disk read throughput on my LC III is about fifteen times faster (when
> measured with dd).
> The mac_scsi driver needs more work in order to support DMA on the IIfx
> and PDMA on 68040-based PowerBooks. (All of the other 68040-based Macs use
> the mac_esp driver and not mac_scsi.)
> The download is here,
> SHA1 2a5418a5423f234ea549ea9dc26624cb5dbdae69
> As before, this kernel configuration has the essential Mac drivers
> built-in so that it can be used without an initrd, e.g. for installation.