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 :
> 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.
is it normal that CONFIG_ADB, CONFIG_DMASOUND_PMAC, CONFIG_SND_POWERMAC
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.