Re: Use SMP kernel for Alpha (udeb) builds
On 12/4/18 5:38 PM, Frank Scheiner wrote:
> As per  and our recent discussions the generic 4.x kernels seem to no longer work on Alpha machines which also renders any installer images using the generic 4.x kernels non-working.
> : https://lists.debian.org/debian-alpha/2017/03/msg00007.html
> Confirmed on:
> * AlphaStation 200 (w/EV4 x 1)
> * AlphaStation 255 (w/EV45 x 1)
> * Personal Workstation 500au (w/EV56 x 1)
> * AlphaServer DS20E (w/EV67 x 2)
> Also expected on:
> * AXPpci33 (w/LCA4 x 1)
> * AlphaStation 500 (w/EV56 x 1)
> * AlphaServer DS25 (w/EV68CB x 2)
> * AlphaServer ES45 (w/EV68CB x 4)
Wow, thanks for the very extensive testing.
> This is sort of a workaround and does not fix the actual problem which is yet unknown, but I believe getting working installer images is more important at the moment. With working installer images more people could get involved and maybe sometime in the future someone has enough time and effort to invest in fixing the actual problem.
> ## Patches ##
> 1. https://salsa.debian.org/frank-scheiner-guest/linux/commit/865cacfd7722b346629082ab3094b6ad93964095
> 2. https://salsa.debian.org/frank-scheiner-guest/debian-installer/commit/7269679bec8bae997ef5ed7619e9f8df2e184134
> I think both patches are already enough to produce the needed alpha-smp udebs and will allow to produce working installer images (e.g. netboot images might work instantly and could be an alternative way for Bob to reinstall his PWS).
> What do you think? Is there anything obvious missing?
Can you open PRs so that these changes can get merged? I will then build new images.
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