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Re: need (pmac owner help) with powerpc package.

> > could you please tell us which bugs actually need help? I did not find
> > any bugs where there are unconfirmed problems. The older two packages
> > have no open bug.
> I believe many of those are upstream issues or so. The older packages
> had no problems, since i asked for their removal, and reassigned all
> their packages to 2.4.22. The bugs are at :
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=kernel-patch-2.4.22-powerpc

Please specify which bugs you need help with; the majority of the bugs
seems to be against long obsolete kernel versions (I'd just close those
where you didn't have a confirmation that the bug still exists as of
2.4.22). More below.

> The issues i see are mostly of the kind : scsi driver not working,

The aic7xxx and NCR drivers I'd build as modules (the newpmac models all
have IDE boot disks) and close the 'builtin SCSI driver breaks boot' bugs.

> probably worth merging, and checking with a newer kernel if this is
> still the case, the brightness issue we talked here some time ago, and
> the various xfree86, atyfb and m3mirror issues.
> These are often stuff coming from the 2.2.x kernels i never maintained,
> and maybe from the potato time.

Again, please provide a list of bug numbers (and the type of hardware you
need testing on). From a look at the bug titles I could see nothing
related to atyfb (which is what I personally could test).

Bugs I do have an opinion on:

The m3mirror bug (#217778) needs a Pismo powerbook to test (IIRC BenH had
one, and perhaps one of the Michel-s).

The 'xfree crashes on wallstreet with 2.2 kernel' (#112867) definitely got
fixed in 2.4 kernels (I backported the PCI resource re-allocation from 2.4),
you can close that one for 2.4 for sure, or mark it wontfix.

The 'mac-fdisk hangs on writing partition table' (#137575) I'd close for
the same reasons: I could never reproduce the bug, plus I specifically
changed mac-fdisk to replace sync with a device specific flush.

The nano lockup (#119081) got cured by 2.4.12, you can close it (unless we
still have 2.2 kernels in the distribution, in that case mark it as
wontfix, perhaps). Eh, you tried to close it but that wouldn't stick for
some reason?

The HFS cdrom bug (#149639) was a transient 2.4 problem IIRC, should be
fixed now. At least I haven't had any more problems. Should be closed.

The cube bug (#122228) looks like a 'hardware too new for kernel 2.4.16'
type problem. That's two years back; Ben's kernel worked, so I take it for
granted it works fine today. Should be closed.

That's all I could see from the BTS logs, and you'd have made my task
easier by listing the bug numbers including short descriptions. Maybe next
time ??

Regarding the upload stall - if it's not just the 'package needs manual
override, and ftp-masters are notioriously busy cleaning up the rootkit
mess' reason, please tell me more (by PM).

Comment: several of these bugs should _not_ have been reassigned to 2.4
kernels, as they do not happen there (as was obvious from the BTS
messages). Trigger-happy QA ....


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