Re: Debian kernel package for linkstation pro
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
* Tim Small <email@example.com> [2008-07-27 15:01]:
. Patch the mainline initramfs code in a nice way, so that it'll
work with any lspro firmware version - and hope the kernel
maintainers accept the patch (which they might, as the current code
is arguably a bit broken).
Are you going to go ahead and report this issue? If you don't have
the time, I can go ahead and do it.
Hmm, I think in order to stand a chance of getting it fixed, you'd
probably need to submit a patch - as this would require a reasonable
time investment, without a guarantee of it getting accepted, I wonder if
it might not be best just to fix the problem in user space? It would
probably be easier to create an initrd which deletes the faulty nvram
setting, (and upgrades the firmware to a known-good version if
necessary, whilst guaranteeing not to downgrade it).
You'd just need to document this as a necessary prerequisite for the
Debian install.... This would also have the side effect of creating an
easy way to upgrade the firmware without the use of Windows.