Re: sarge kernel frozen (2.4.27 and 2.6.8), and plans for post-sarge powerpc kernels.
On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 09:58 +0200, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> As I said above, some embedded CPU really need different mm handling.
> BookE is an abomination, and fun with the 64 bit BookE implemetations
> if they come one day: they use different instruction encoding than
> standard PPC64.
I think the whole idea of 64 bits bookE was trashed ... at least I hope
so, I remember hearing something around those lines though.
> As said above, I might try to push upstream patches to merge PreP,
> PowerPlus and MVME5100. But these are not really embedded boards,
> except for memory size (I have to run in 16MB, root on NFS, no disk,
> no swap, serial console only). I'm starting this week to resurrect
> my old bootloader which included an x86 emulator to initialize VGA
> boards by running their BIOS code.
> However, I'll still compile my kernels. So I don't care very much
> about what you put in the package.
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>