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Re: G5 owners, please test ... Re: ppc64 pseries 2.6.11-2 .deb kernel available.

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:34:36PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> 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.
> So, none of you G5 powermac owners is willing to test this 64bit kernel, after
> all the time folk have been requesting it ? 
> I have had only two reports so far, one successful on a :
>   pSeries 630, model 7028-6E4 
> and one failed on a :
>    POWER5 IBM iSeries (i5) model 9406-520
> (probably due to missing LPAR support patches).
> In any case, it should work just fine on G5 powermacs.

Yes it does. Just to be more precise, it runs fine on PowerBook7,2 but
lacks fan control support.

Now where can i find this toolchain? :-)

Thanks, Paul

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