kernel-image-2.6.8-ia64 ABI reversion
I'm trying to decide what I want to do about the ia64 kernel ABI. I
rev'd it from -2 (currently in sarge) to -3 to turn off PREEMPT
(prevents at least one user triggerable oops). This seemed convenient,
since the k-s-2.6.8-14 had its own ABI change.
Well, turns out this was a bad idea - we've decided to revert the ABI
change from the kernel-source, and the ia64 images are blocked from
sarge because of it.
Is it feasible (or even a good idea) to revert this ABI change? The
only problem I can come up with is that sid systems that installed the
-2 ABI version and the -3 ABI version won't use -2 as a default kernel
after the upgrade. That seems acceptable since after all, this is sid,
and once we do the pending ABI roll, it will be -3 once again. And, I'd
like for sarge users to be able to test new uploads.
(Sorry for the broad distribution, but I want to be sure to get this