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Re: ppc64 pseries 2.6.11-2 .deb kernel available

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 04:15:39PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thanks to the great job of Jeff Bailey and Matthias Klose, who provided a set
> of gcc-3.4/glibc-2.3.5 based biarch toolchain, i have managed to build a first
> ppc64 kernel package, which is available at :
>   http://people.debian.org/~luther/ppc64
> Altough obviously untested, as i don't have a ppc64 box, it should install
> over a normal sarge system, and run on all ppc64 boxes, from power3 RS6K ones
> to newer iseries, passing by all apple G5 macs, except for the older
> pre-power5 iseries. It is built without power4 optimization and in SMP mode
> only for now, since i want to get this flavour tested and investigated before
> multiplicating the different kernel images.
> This kernel is *not* yet for production, since at least it will want a 64bit
> compiled procutils, to take care of 64bit process ids in /proc.
> Future plans include integrating these kernels in etch, once the biarch
> toolchain makes it to it, and working on a ppc64 d-i, but first please test
> this kernel on as much as possible 64bit powerpc machines, and provide
> feedback to me.

i have tried this kernel on a powermac g5. it works fine, except the fan
goes to full speed. i didn't stay a long time on it as it is really
loud, but boot messages were looking good.

there are quite a few differences comparing to the -power4-smp config.
and CONFIG_SND_BIT32_EMUL are not set?

the early_printk option seems to work, but doesn't look very nice, as
the black lines are drawn on top of the OF gray screen. it gets better
when the logos appear.

thanks, paul

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