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Bug#392921: linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6: [powerpc64] please include apple fan control modules in the ramdisk.

Package: linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6
Version: 1.21
Severity: normal

Hi, ...

Installing debian on most 64bit powerpc machines, is a nightmare, as the fans
quick into high speed, and the boxes sound like an airplan. This was fixed on
the userland side with support for loading those modules in initramfs-tools, 
but support for it is lacking in d-i, which makes installation, and
furthermore d-i testing a real nightmare.

I suppose the best option would be to create a module .udeb, called fancontrol
or something more appropriate, including :


I hope i have missed none of them, but these seems to be the list used in
initramfs-tools, and discussed on debian-powerpc with benh.

No patch from me, because this is best handled on the kernel-wedge or
linux-kernel-di side, and i am not the most knowledgeable of guys with regard
to their functioning or best practice, but i guess the above information
should be more usefull than a patch to be checked anyway.

Furthermore, the patch needs then to be added into the powerpc64 ramdisks too.


Sven Luther

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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