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Re: Packages Removed from Hamm (!)

> > This is the last chance to give reasons why the distribution would
> > be better off being delayed that shipping without these packages.
> > hwtools 21288 hwtools: irqtune should be in /usr/sbin, or rc.boot
> > script fixed [34] (Siggy Brentrup <bsb@debian.org>)
> Well, my main machine wouldn't even be functional without this
> package.  There's a whole series of IBM DFHS drives (otherwise good
> drives) that die with the newer kernels because they falsely advertize
> features by having their DQue bit set.  To use them with the new
> adaptec scsi drivers, you have to use scsi-config to turn off that bit
> in the drive's firmware.

Just because it isn't in Hamm doesn't mean it isn't available, too.
For those who need it, which I guess would be only the occasional person,
it will still be available in "unstable".

> I also sent some other patches to Christoph that fix a *bunch* of
> memory overrun errors in scsidev and its scsi command code.  I don't
> know if those made it in, but they should.  Without them, scsidev just
> segfaults on my system.
> I would offer to fix the irqtune problem, but I'm *really* pressed for
> time since I have to leave town soon.  Maybe I can get to it tomorrow,
> but I'd rather someone else do it.  It shouldn't take more than an
> hour.  If I had the source already, I'd guess about 15 minutes.

Do you think it is acceptable to just point those who need it to
"unstable"?  If so, then I wouldn't worry about it.  If you don't
think so, then I need a personal guarantee that you'll fix this (and
change nothing else) in an upload before the end of the weekend.  I'm
sorry to press you like this, but I really need to know.

                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

           According to my calculations, that problem doesn't exist.

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