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Bug#429622: AMD/ATI SB700 support to Debian

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 07:14:55PM +0800, Shane Huang wrote:
> The Snapshots Status:
> http://stats.buildserver.net/packages/status.php?email=debian-kernel&pac
> kages=&arches=&subdist=kernel-dists
> also marked many "Failed" to kernel 2.6.18.dfsg.1-14~snapshot.9251
> Is there some problem in the kernel version
> 2.6.18.dfsg.1-14~snapshot.9249
> and r9251? If do, please give us a notification after you solve it, so
> that we can retry to upgrade the kernel.

Yep, turns out there was a problem with the snapshot system. Bastian
has fixed this, so builds should appear in the next 24 hours.

> We also tried to upgrade kernel to:
> 2.6.23-rc2-k7 (Debian 2.6.23~rc2-1~experimental.1~snapshot.9282)
> which can NOT boot on SB700 board either. I think it's reasonable
> because you don't add all SB700 patches into it, Am I right?

If there are required patches that did not go upstream before
2.6.23-rc2, then this is reasonable. I didn't monitor when all of
these patches went upstream - just that they did. And, since they did,
they should all be there when 2.6.23 releases and before it is
uploaded into Debian/unstable.

> Btw: Is there any method to get the kernel source code of the snapshot
> version such as 2.6.18.dfsg.1-14~snapshot.9168? Please tell us if you
> know.

Yes, there is a package called linux-source-2.6.18 that installs a
source tarball in /usr/src. Snapshots of this are autobuilt along with
the rest, so it should appear in the next 24 hours as well.

dann frazier

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