Re: Bug reports, patches and other stuff
On 12 Sep 1997, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> I may go ahead and debianise that version for us at least. I'm sure the
> maintainer won't be far behind anyway and we can move over to his
> afterwards. I'll look into this probably this weekend, time allowing.
It's a terrible lot of work.
> goes. If you try with 2.8.1 binutils and it works for you, let me know
> what you did and I'll see if it works for me and maybe write something on
> it for others who may be in the dark :)
As I expected, just a plain rebuild of modutils_2.1.42-1 gave me
perfectly working insmod (and I hope other utilities as well).
> Did you submit your e-mail to new-maintainer? I know that the new
> maintainer person is REALLY backed up right now. The only reason I was
> expedited was because of the sheer volume of work that I have waiting to
Yes, I did. I did not manage to sign my PGP key, though - I doubt that
I can find a Debian maintainer here in Dublin (Republic of Ireland).
> You bring up good points regarding this...especially the SMP part (I
> expect to see more SMP Alphas out soon), but since SMP really isn't
> technically supported under Alpha yet, that alone wasn't a terribly vital
Yes, and even if SMP was supported, the probability of a device access
conflict would still be _extremely_ low. But anyway, it would be nice
to keep the same approach from the very beginning to avoid all sorts of
problems of switching from clock to hwclock etc... I hope Debian will
not use util-linux-2.5 forever, so the switch is inevitable. Unlike the
i386 port, we have a chance to avoid it.
> Do we have a time-table for the next stable kernel yet (2.2.x)?? I
> haven't seen the kernel list since I've gotten back, so I don't know how
> far they are from completion.
Neither have I. I did not re-subscribe to it when I came back because
of the high volume. I don't think they are going to stabilise - they
are only in their late 50's...
> Hehehehe...unfortunately, that will probably persist. I doubt that
> Digital will change to MS's ideas and vice versa. As far as Linux goes,
> at least we can adopt to one or the other.
I think we can and should be ready to accept both. Linux is often used
in dual boot environments, either with NT or DU.
> Yeah, that would be bad. This is probably best brought up in debian-devel
> or even the kernel list since they may be able to offer better suggestions
> than I could. I never really had to deal with alot of that stuff, but
> probably could get more into it if need be.
This idea (epochs) was silently approved in axp-kernel-list. Nobody
objected, nobody agreed.
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