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Re: bigphysarea and DSDT-initrd patches

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 23:45 -0600, Ryan Underwood wrote:
> Hi debian-kernel,
> I asked a little while ago why Debian doesn't include the bigphysarea
> patch:
> http://pv105234.reshsg.uci.edu/~jfeise/Downloads/zr36120/
> This is necessary for hardware which doesn't support scatter gather DMA.
> I asked linux-kernel why they don't merge it, and received no answer.
> I've tested the latest version and it works fine.  Debian used to carry
> this patch in the 2.4 kernels, but no longer.
> Also, I'm wondering if it is possible to include ACPI DSDT-in-initrd
> patch on ACPI-supported platforms (i386, x86-64 and ia64 AFAIK).
> http://gaugusch.at/kernel.shtml
> This saves a user from having to rebuild the entire kernel when his
> firmware DSDT either has known bugs, or he is in the process of
> debugging it.  In fact it would have saved me a whole lot of time this
> week.
> Let me know your thoughts on these patches and their suitability for
> inclusion in Debian kernels.

hey Ryan,
  Your best bet is to continue to push for upstream acceptance:

dann frazier <dannf@dannf.org>

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