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Re: Areas of Emdebian to integrate into Debian


2011/4/3 David Goodenough <david.goodenough@btconnect.com>:

> The big difficulty with this is going to be getting all the fixes that
> are necessary into the kernels.  Given that normal Debian kernels would
> not need the fixes what is their incentive to accept them.
> Just look at
> the enormous list of patches that OpenWRT applies to the kernels, many
> of which are for SoC peripherals (and this applies to MIPS SoCs as well
> as ARM ones).  Yes these fixes should be in the kernel, but they are not
> and without them the kernels are no use for boards like Micro Routerboards and
> Ubiquity Routerstations (to take but two I have tried).

If someone steps up to apply *and maintain* OpenWRT or other patchsets
against linux-2.6 Debian package. I do not see objection to support
that package in Emdebian and have packages available at Emdebian
repositories. Trying to minimize the work, we could focus on long term
and embedded suitable tagged kernels.

The above would imply to add support into flash-kernel as well for
infield upgrades.

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