Details of problems caused by Tecra patch required
I sent some mail to the author of the Tecra kernel patch, Jens Maurer
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and he replies thus:
> Philip Hands wrote:
> > One thing that I thought you might be interested in is that for a while
> > during testing, the kernel patch was included on the soon to be released
> > Debian (1.3) boot disk.
> Yes, someone told me that.
> > This has now been removed, because it caused a number of non-tecra users
> > problems. Some of them were unable to boot.
> That's bad news. I will refrain from submitting the patch to Linus in
> the current form then.
> Could you please elaborate on which setup these people used?
> I would be glad to get in contact with one of these for testing
> further patches.
So could anyone who experienced the problem with this patch, please contact
either me or Jens with details of what hardware it happened on, and maybe we
can come up with a patch that works for everyone.
The problem the patch was causing was described by Dale Scheetz as:
> I gets to the point just before "uncompressing kernel" and locks with the
> error: A20 gating failure.
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