Re: 2.6 DI
Fortunately and unfortunately, Linux 2.6.0 was just released.
IMHO boot kernel of d-i don't need to use 2.6, but it is good that
kernel-installer and second stage support 2.6.
At 13 Dec 03 00:34:19 GMT,
Dan Weber wrote:
> Ok from my many tests on seeing if di will work with 2.6, it seems to show
> negative without some major changes. First discover1 will NOT work with 2.6
> Devfs support in 2.6 has been obsoleted and is often broken. Module-init-tools
> will need to be merged with busybox. Renaming scheme would be required.. You
> would need to change the standard commands modprobe and etc to suffix their
> suite. For example modprobe to modprobe.modutils. 2.6 yet more featureful can
> not support the many things 2.4 is currently doing. Besides devfs, it will need
> a complete fix for the modules packaging. Starting by fixing all module names
> to their newly renamed ones with the new suffix .ko. Not too much rootskel work
> would be required. But devfs and discover must be changed to make it work. The
> only way at this moment in time you could make a 2.6 kernel disc is by making a
> seperate cvs tree and removing devfs and put in udev, then replace discover1
> with discover2 or kudzu. 2.6 would generally work well with Progeny's anaconda
> installer due to they are using kudzu, and aren't on space constraints. Also
> there is no in gods way you could fit a 2.6 kernel on a floppy with all the
> features you need. Same goes for the initrd, which would be humongous.
- 2.6 DI
- From: Dan Weber <email@example.com>