Re: Bug reports, patches and other stuff
On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, Nikita Schmidt wrote:
> 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).
Hmm...I noticed that you ftp'ed a copy of these to me, so I'll try them on
my system. I've got so much crap on mine that I may end up reinstalling
soon to see what problems I run into that I may have forgotten about
earlier. But, I'd like to see if that version of modutils works for me
before I do that.
> 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).
Yeah, that may be a tough one. Have you checked the list or xearth file
regarding that yet?
> 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.
Again, very true. Also, there is someone actively working on SMP-Alpha
now, so we should deal with this soon before they finish their work.
> 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...
Yeah, considering how they practically rewrote the whole file system
stuff, it may be awhile longer than I expected as well. I watch the
newsgroups about that and still see tons of fs-related bugs and problems.
> I think we can and should be ready to accept both. Linux is often used
> in dual boot environments, either with NT or DU.
True. I don't see alot of DU on the lower-end Alphas, but it appears that
the 433+MHz models are being used for FP operations, which DU is the best
at. So, you're correct, we should be ready for either.
> This idea (epochs) was silently approved in axp-kernel-list. Nobody
> objected, nobody agreed.
Hehehe...sounds familiar. Then again, when they start seeing it, you know
how vocal everyone will get :)
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