Re: Debian with R10000 Processors
On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 06:58:38PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-03-09 18:03]:
> > btw: When will debian support R10000? I don't like leaving my beloved
> > debian :-)
> To be honest, I'm not sure it makes sense to add support for more SGI
> machines when so few people are interested in using and testing the
> machines that are currently supported. In other words, if you want
> to see it supported, you'll have to get involved and help out.
What would be necessary to add support for Octane?
Is it sufficient to provide a kernel and maybe a bootloader? The problem
with Octane is that only a few kernel versions are supported by upstream
and merging patches to newer kernels is probably not easy.
What else is missing (except testing)?