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Re: latest debian-installer fixes: TITAN compatibility, de2104x support

Wonderful, tested the new -generic images on a SRM machine - works still perfectly. And thanks for your work to get prctl working! Now I can start programs that flood my logs with unaligned traps simply with "prctl --unaligned=silent <cmd>". I think one should enable alpha as supported architecture for prctl. I downloaded the source package, changed debian/control (added alpha) and it compiled without any warnings or errors! Now I am very happy with alpha support, the only thing is the problem with multithreaded apps (the bug in glibc that creates defunct processes)! Is there any news about that? This is very annoying because there is a patch available for that since about 3-4 months!!! Why is nobody able to apply this patch to glibc without discussing all the time about pros and cons that does not matter? At this time I set libc6.1 to "HOLD" and replaced my libpthread by a self-compiled and patched version. Or the other chance to fix that: What about NPTL - are the buildd's now linux2.6 and can compile NPTL libc's?

THANKS and hoping for glibc!

 At 11:48 26.02.2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
With the linux-2.6 2.6.15-7 package in unstable, the LEGACY_START_ADDRESS
kernel option has been moved to a separate "legacy" kernel flavor, which
means the Debian alpha port should again support TITAN-class systems such as
the DS15, DS25, DS45, and ES47 which need more memory for SRM.
Debian-installer netboot images are also now available than include this
support, at <http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/d-i/alpha/daily/>.  (Since
daily CD image building has now switched to use etch d-i in preparation for
d-i etch beta2, this enhancement will not be available on CDs until another
round of d-i autobuilds take place.)

Also new in these images, the de2104x module has been enabled in d-i for
compatibility with 21040 and 21041 network cards.  A bug is still open on
the kernel packages about whether this is the correct module to use with
these cards; if you experience networking troubles with tulip-based
chipsets, either in these dailies or in beta2 when it's released, please
follow up to bug #352765 to give the kernel team evidence that the current
upstream driver mappings are incorrect.  In the meantime, having de2104x
loaded is probably better than not having *anything* loaded, for most users.

In addition to these fixes to the daily netboot builds, the daily CD builds
should now correctly be installing 2.6.15 kernels on all systems, instead of
2.4.27 as before.

Installation reports using the template at
<http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch05s03.html#submit-bug> are
welcome for any of these images, to let us know what works and what doesn't.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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