Re: kernel-image-2.4.27-powerpc-smp-pmac unstable with CONFIG_HIGHMEM=y
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 08:26:21PM +0200, Christian Leimer wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 01:00:52PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> >> Which is why you should be running 2.6 kernels on your powerpc box. The
> >> 2.4 kernels are largely abandoned by upstream powerpc developers, and are
> >> not the default on powerpc in debian anymore. Especially for largely
> >> uncommon situations like highmem and smp kernels, the latest 2.6 kernels
> >> are your safest bet.
> > If we're discontining support for 2.4.x kernels on PowerPC, then we should
> > stop shipping packages for them.
> > Otherwise, support them.
> > Moreover, I doubt highmem+SMP configurations are all that rare,
> > particularly on recent hardware.
> I have a highmem + SMP setup (Umax S900) but dont use the kernel-images.
> But dont stop 2.4 kernel-packages because its the only way to boot if you
> use quik on an oldworld. 2.6 only works with BootX.
Well, actually, the only reason is the initrd. We could make a 2.6 non-initrd
kernel flavour for powerpc, which would solve those problems. I bet Jens would
be vetoing any such moves though.