Re: Kernel Modules for PE2850 in default i386 2.6 kernel builds.
On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 09:13:00PM -0400, Satadru Pramanik wrote:
> I'm more than willing to test some images out.
I have put the images and source up at http://debian.vergenet.net/testing/
The debian version is 5.hls.2005052700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Horms <email@example.com>
> Date: Friday, May 27, 2005 8:02 pm
> Subject: Re: Kernel Modules for PE2850 in default i386 2.6 kernel builds.
> On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 05:13:08PM +0200, Achim Bohnet wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 May 2005 16:37, Satadru Pramanik wrote:
> > > I am setting up a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with Debian/Sarge and noticed
> > > that I can install with a sarge installation cd
> > > using kernel 2.4.x, but I can not install with the debian 2.6.x
> > > kernels, nor update to a debian 2.6.x kernel that will support
> > > the built in scsi hardware.
> > >
> > > The problem lies in the LSI SCSI cards masquerading as PERC cards
> > > inside the machine using the megaraid2 driver
> > > on 2.4.x, and on 2.6 using the megaraid_newgen and megaraid_mailbox
> > > drivers.
> > >
> > > Is there any chance the following drivers could be compiled in as
> > > modules for 2.6.11-x-686-smp?
> > >
> > > CONFIG_MEGARAID_NEWGEN
> > > CONFIG_MEGARAID_MM
> > > CONFIG_MEGARAID_MAILBOX
> > I would like to see this addition too.
> > > These are already in the default config for 2.6.11-x-em64t-p4-smp.
> > An additional note: the -em64t-p4-smp kernel can also be used
> > on Dells PE2850, BUT there are some user 32/kernel 64 bit IPMI
> > problems in the 2.6.11 em64t that make it no good default choice.
> > [Hopefully the fixes get merged before 2.6.12.]
> > > Compiling a kernel for myself hasn't been a problem, but for the
> > > corporate minded, it is easier to sell a
> > > debian install (as opposed to RedHat) to a client by showing them
> > > that a stock debian 32 bit 2.6 kernel
> > > that has gone through the debian vetting process supports their system.
> > I can confirm this, we have this discussion here.
> That sounds fine to me. I have put it into SVN and will do some test builds. I'll make them available when they are done (likely over the weekend), testing would be appreciated.